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Poverty Point Becomes UNESCO World Heritage Site (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, 32.6368278, -91.4118422

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-06-27

Duration: 00:08:10

Subjects: Poverty Point State Park (La.) | Historic sites | Archaeology | Native Americans | Poverty Point culture | World Heritage areas | United Nations


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Dardenne, Jay Interviewee
  • Griffing, David Interviewee
  • Greenlee, Diana Interviewee
  • Wright, Alisha Interviewee


This segment from the June 27, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) naming the Poverty Point State Historic Site in West Carroll Parish a World Heritage Site. Whinham interviews Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, who discusses the economic and cultural impact of the World Heritage Site designation to northeast Louisiana and the state as a whole. This report also includes highlights from Whinham’s previous visit to the Poverty Point. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford