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Dave Dixon (1985)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-05-15

Duration: 00:26:26

Subjects: Dixon, Dave, 1923-2010 | Business | Sports | New Orleans Saints (Football team) | World Championship Tennis, Inc. | Superdome (New Orleans, La.) | McKeithen, John J. (John Julian), 1918-1999 | USFL (Organization)


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Grigsby, Kathryn Producer
  • Dixon, Dave Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from May 15, 1985, features an interview with Dave Dixon conducted by Gus Weill. Dixon, a native of New Orleans, is a businessman and sports executive who helped create the New Orleans Saints, the Superdome, World Championship Tennis, and the United States Football League. He discusses: his quest to bring professional football to New Orleans; his inspiration for the name of the Saints team; the creation of World Championship Tennis; the development of the Superdome with Governor John McKeithen; and the establishment of the United States Football League.