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Mapping the Future

Master Minds: LSU Shaping Tomorrow



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-04-8

Duration: 00:28:37

Subjects: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Scientific research | Science | Technology | Satellites | Computer simulation | Stars | Hurricanes | Air pollution | Environmental monitoring | Agriculture | AIDS (Disease) | Catfish fisheries


  • Campanella, Joseph Narrator
  • Densmore, Janet Producer
  • Denton, Randy Photographer
  • Tohline, Joel Interviewee
  • Beriwal, Madhu Interviewee
  • Huh, Oscar Interviewee
  • Gaudet, Kay Interviewee
  • Gentry, Jim Interviewee
  • Shane, Barbara Interviewee
  • Overton, Ed Interviewee
  • Leibowitz, Scott Interviewee
  • Lam, Nina Interviewee


This episode of the series “Master Minds: LSU Shaping Tomorrow” from April 8, 1988, features scientists from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge discussing their use of satellite imagery and computer modeling in their research. It includes interviews with: Dr. Joel Tohline on simulating the star formation process; Madhu Beriwal on predicting hurricanes; Dr. Barbara Shane and Dr. Ed Overton on monitoring air pollution in St. Gabriel; Scott Leibowitz on determining the best soil to use in catfish farming in Franklin Parish; Dr. Oscar Huh on monitoring the oil fields in Kuwait; and Dr. Nina Lam on predicting the spread of the AIDS virus. Narrator: Joseph Campanella