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Avery Island (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Avery Island, Iberia Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-11-30

Duration: 00:05:09

Subjects: McIlhenny Co. | Tabasco sauce | Food


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • McIlhenny, Paul Interviewee
  • Jefferies, Gene Interviewee


This segment from the November 30, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ visit to Avery Island in Iberia Parish, the home of the McIlhenny Company and their famous Tabasco Sauce. She tours the pepper fields and the Tabasco factory. Ekings interviews Paul McIlhenny of the McIlhenny Company and Gene Jefferies, the agricultural manager. Host: Beth Courtney