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LA Speaks: Arthur Hardy (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-01-26

Duration: 00:07:44

Subjects: Hardy, Arthur | MARDI GRAS


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Hardy, Arthur Interviewee


This segment from the January 26, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s interview with Arthur Hardy, the founder of the Mardi Gras Guide, at his home in New Orleans. He discusses: why he started the guide in 1977; the history of Mardi Gras; the old-style parades and the new parades; the throws; the economic impact; and the importance of the first Mardi Gras after Hurricane Katrina. This segment is a part of the “Louisiana Speaks” series.