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Norman V. Kinsey (2011)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-11-22

Duration: 00:27:20

Subjects: Kinsey, Norman V. | Business | Great Depression | BOY SCOUTS | World War II | Military | Veterans | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | North Pole | Education


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Godoy, Al Producer
  • Kinsey, Norman Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from November 22, 2011, features an interview with Norman Kinsey conducted by Beth Courtney. Kinsey, a native of Shreveport, is a businessman, philanthropist, and World War II veteran. He is a co-founder of Transco Energy Company, a natural gas pipeline company, which helped to build 2,000 miles of pipeline in Texas and Louisiana. He discusses: growing up in Shreveport during the Great Depression; his time at LSU; his involvement with the Boy Scouts; his time serving in the Mediterranean with the military during World War II; working in the oil and gas fields in East Texas; the idea of adventure; his trip to the North Pole; his advice on how to stay energetic and vibrant; his 90th birthday celebration; his investment in education; taking courses in geology; working on his memoirs; and the factors that motivated American leaders at the start of the country.