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Mardi Gras Weekend (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-02-15

Duration: 00:04:02

Subjects: MARDI GRAS | Economy | Tourism | HOTELS


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Birch, Barry Interviewee
  • Nelson, Mark Interviewee


This segment from the February 15, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on the economic impact of the Mardi Gras season on the hotel and motel industry in New Orleans. She interviews Barry Birch of the Hotel Inter-continental and Mark Nelson of the Marriott Hotel. Host: Beth Courtney