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Ray Long Profile (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Springfield, Livingston Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-01-27

Duration: 00:04:47

Subjects: Exotic animals | Tiger | Lion


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Long, Ray Interviewee


This segment from the January 27, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s profile of Ray Long, a Vietnam veteran and the founder of the Feline Survival Association. Johnson reports that Long is currently the foster father to 26 tigers and lions at his home in Springfield, Louisiana. Long discusses his plans to enclose his 64-acre property and let the animals roam free. Hosts: Ken Johnson and Robyn Ekings