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1984 World’s Fair Plans (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-09-30

Duration: 00:07:04

Subjects: Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.) | Tourism | Economy


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Spurney, Peter Interviewee
  • Hart, Webb Interviewee
  • Harris, Jim Interviewee
  • Kelly, Hugh Interviewee


This segment from the September 30, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the plans for the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans and its potential impact on Louisiana’s economy. Johnson interviews: Peter Spurney, the fair’s president, on the construction for the fair running on schedule and within budget and his hope that the fair will usher in a new era for tourism in the state; Slidell Mayor Webb Hart on his city’s preparations for the fair; Jim Harris, an assistant to the Governor, on the impact of the economic recession on the sale of pavilions; and Hugh Kelly, the president of ODECO, on the plans for the recently announced Petroleum Pavilion.