– 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.
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.