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Airline Industry Struggles (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-10-07

Duration: 00:06:15

Subjects: Transportation | AIRLINES | New Orleans International Airport


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Scudgins, Fred Interviewee
  • Amato, Carlo Interviewee
  • Agapos, A.M. Interviewee
  • Dacus, Gene Interviewee
  • Auger, Gilles Interviewee
  • Hicks, Darrell Interviewee
  • Stoulig, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the October 7, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the struggling airline industry in Louisiana due to deregulation and the economic recession. Johnson reports that Braniff Airlines and Continental Airlines have filed for bankruptcy and that Eastern Airlines may follow suit. Johnson interviews: Fred Scudgins of Delta Airlines; Carlo Amato of Western Airlines; A.M. Agapos, an economics professor; passengers Gene Dacus of Shreveport, Gilles Auger of Montreal, and Darrell Hicks of Dallas; and Paul Stoulig, airport director. This report includes footage from the New Orleans International Airport.