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Mardi Gras Preparations in New Orleans (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-02-03

Duration: 00:05:29

Subjects: MARDI GRAS | Crime | Tourism


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Leger, Walt, III Interviewee


This segment from the February 3, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the preparations for Carnival season and Mardi Gras in New Orleans. She interviews Walt Leger, III, the CEO of New Orleans and Company, who discusses: the economic impact of Mardi Gras in New Orleans; his expectations for tourism for Carnival season; the concerns about crime; and the return to traditional parade routes.