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A Worlds’ Fair to Remember

$19.95

Exploration of how the 1984 New Orleans World’s Fair ultimately revitalized an urban waterfront.  Fairgoers and planners share memories of the fair – the joy, fun and fireworks along with the financial woes and political problems.  Produced and narrated by Peggy Scott Laborde.

Approx. 60 minutes.  (DVD only)

Available on backorder

Description

– Riding the gondola

– Strolling along the Wonderwall

– Munching on pizza in the Italian Village

– Doing the “Chicken Dance” at the German Beer Garden

These memories and more are part of WYES’ documentary, A WORLD’S FAIR TO REMEMBER.

Fairgoers were dazzled by the intricate water ballets at the Aquacade and enjoyed the nightly fireworks display.  But along with joy, there were financial woes and political problems.  This documentary explores how the 1984 New Orleans World’s Fair ultimately revitalized an urban waterfront.

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A World’s Fair to Remember is produced and narrated by Peggy Scott Laborde. Stephen Tyler is the director. The editor is Larry Roussarie. Caissa C. Young is the associate producer. Original music is composed by A. J. Loria and Steve Hill.

Funding is provided by Whitney National Bank and the Producers Circle, a group of viewers dedicated to supporting quality local programming on WYES.

 

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For more information contact:

Robin Cooper
Vice President of Development
WYES-TV
P.O. Box 24026
New Orleans, LA 70184-4026
(504) 840-4894
rcooper@wyes.org