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LSU Athletic Director Paul Dietzel Profile (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-09-15

Duration: 00:10:44

Subjects: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Dietzel, Paul F. | Athletic directors | LSU Tigers (Football team) | McClendon, Charles, 1923-2001 | Sports


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • George, Beth Interviewer
  • Dietzel, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the September 15, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of Paul Dietzel, the new Athletic Director at LSU. He discusses returning to Louisiana, the passion of the LSU football fans, his relationship with head coach Charlie McClendon, not interfering with the football team, and his excitement for the first game of the season against Indiana. Host: Ron Blome