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1984 World’s Fair Construction Update

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-04-13

Duration: 00:08:02

Subjects: Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.) | Economy | Tourism


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Spurney, Peter Interviewee
  • Brandt, James Interviewee
  • Romig, Mark Interviewee


This segment from the April 13, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on New Orleans’ readiness for the opening of the 1984 World’s Fair on May 12, 1984. This report covers: the continuing construction of the 82-acre site; whether the site will be ready for the fair’s opening; the potential economic impact of the fair; and the possible boost to the tourism industry in New Orleans and Louisiana. Johnson interviews: Peter Spurney, the executive director; James Brandt, the director of planning; and Mark Romig, the director of protocol.