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Barbara Lamont Profile (1988)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-04-24

Duration: 00:10:18

Subjects: Women-owned business enterprises | Media | Television | African American business enterprises


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Lamont, Barbara Interviewee


This segment from the April 24, 1988, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s profile of Barbara Lamont, the owner of Crescent City Communications in New Orleans, Louisiana. She discusses: her move from a career in journalism to media ownership; the difficult 3-year process to acquire a license from the FCC; her work in constructing the first teleport in New Orleans; and the guiding philosophy in her life and career.