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Sylvia Goodman

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-02-12

Duration: 00:24:38

Subjects: Goodman, Sylvia | Philanthropists | Robinson Film Center (Shreveport, La.) | Sci-Port Discovery Center (Shreveport, La.)


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Yancey, Allegra Nevils Producer
  • Goodman, Carl Interviewee
  • Childs, Alvin Interviewee
  • Hendricks, Jefferson Interviewee
  • Goodman, Sylvia Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from February 12, 2017, features an interview with Sylvia Goodman conducted by Beth Courtney at Goodman’s home in Shreveport, Louisiana. Goodman is a civic leader and philanthropist in Shreveport. She discusses: growing up in a small town in Mississippi; her interest in science; her work in developing the Sci-Port Discovery Center and the Robinson Film Center; the state of the film industry in north Louisiana; her husband; her time on the Mineral Board; and the arts scene in Shreveport.