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Mardi Gras in New Orleans (1991)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1991-02-15

Duration: 00:04:20

Subjects: MARDI GRAS | Tourism | Carnival | Holidays


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Fontenot, Ira Interviewee
  • Hardy, Paul Interviewee
  • Tourniaire, Michel Interviewee


This segment from the February 15, 1991, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s report on the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans. Her report touches on the economic impact of Mardi Gras on the tourism industry. She interviews: Ira Fontenot, float driver; Lieutenant Governor Paul Hardy; and Michel Tourniaire, the president of the Hotel Motel Association. Host: Robert Collins