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COVID-19: Small Business Struggles (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-10-02

Duration: 00:04:09

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Small business | Economy | RESTAURANTS


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Phares, Stephanie Interviewee


This segment from the October 2, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on the struggles facing small businesses during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. She visits Zeeland Street Market, a restaurant in Baton Rouge, and interviews Stephanie Phares, the owner, who discusses: the start of her business; the importance of knowing your clientele; and how the restaurant has remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Host: Andre Moreau