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Louisiana: Goodbye & Hello (1988)

Master Minds: LSU Shaping Tomorrow



Genre: Documentary

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-04-29

Duration: 00:26:24

Subjects: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Scientific research | Science | Environment | COASTAL EROSION | Coast changes | Miller, Annie, 1914- | Saltwater encroachment | ALLIGATOR ANNIE


  • Campanella, Joseph Narrator
  • Zewe, Charles Producer
  • Perrin, Bob Photographer
  • Champagne, Claire Interviewee
  • Templet, Paul Interviewee
  • Verret, T. Jean Interviewee
  • Marmande, Marvin Interviewee
  • Authement, Addie Interviewee
  • Hill, Jack Interviewee
  • Leibowitz, Scott Interviewee
  • Sevin, Earleen Interviewee
  • Penland, Shea Interviewee
  • McBride, Randy Interviewee
  • Suter, John Interviewee
  • Conner, William Interviewee
  • Gosselink, James Interviewee
  • Day, John Interviewee
  • Gagliano, Sherwood Interviewee
  • Van Lopik, Jack Interviewee
  • Miller, Annie Interviewee


This episode of the series “Master Minds: LSU Shaping Tomorrow” from April 29, 1988, features scientists from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge discussing Louisiana’s growing coastal erosion crisis. It explores the myriad of problems facing Louisiana’s coastline, including saltwater intrusion, the loss of barrier islands, land subsidence, and the loss of sediment from the Mississippi River delta. This episode features interviews with: Secretary Paul Templet of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ); Dr. Jack Hill and Scott Leibowitz of the LSU Remote Sensing Lab; Dr. Shea Penland, Randy McBride, and Dr. John Suter of the Louisiana Geological Survey; William Conner and Dr. James Gosselink of the LSU Coastal Ecology Institute; Dr. John Day and Jack Van Lopik of the Center for Wetlands Studies; and Sherwood Gagliano of Coastal Environments, Inc. It also includes interviews with Louisiana citizens who discuss the impact of coastal erosion on their way of life: Claire Champagne of Theriot; T. Jean Verrett, a trapper; Marvin Marmande, a land owner; Addie Authement of Grand Calliou; Earleen Sevin of Cocodrie; and “Alligator” Annie Miller, a swamp tour guide. Narrator: Joseph Campanella