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Crab Boil at the Governor's Mansion (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-10-20

Duration: 00:04:47

Subjects: Crabs | Louisiana Governor's Mansion (Baton Rouge, La.) | Cholera | United States. Food and Drug Administration | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) | Louisiana. Legislature | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY


  • George, Beth Host
  • White, Phil Speaker
  • Allegro, Don Speaker


This segment from the October 20, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features highlights from a crab boil held at the Governor’s Mansion by Governor Edwin Edwards to demonstrate to the public that it is safe to eat Louisiana crabs after they were linked to the cholera outbreak in Vermilion Parish. This report also includes testimony before a joint legislative committee by federal officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) on the cholera outbreak. Host: Beth George