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Atchafalaya Basin Battle (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-01-26

Duration: 00:15:44

Subjects: ATCHAFALAYA BASIN | United States. Department of the Interior | Land use | BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Trowbridge, Newman Speaker
  • Misso, Robert Speaker


This segment from the January 26, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-depth report on the battle over the Atchafalaya Basin and a proposed federal take-over of the land by the Department of the Interior for multi-use purposes that would preserve the wetlands. This report includes comments made by landowners and sportsmen at a public hearing held by the inter-agency Atchafalaya Basin Study Committee, as well as speeches made at the Baton Rouge Press Club by Newman Trowbridge, an attorney for many of the private landowners, and Robert Misso of the Department of the Interior. Host: Ron Blome