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Lake Charles Navy Base Bid (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-01-25

Duration: 00:10:04

Subjects: United States. Navy | Economy


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Knowles, Jesse Interviewee
  • Guillory, Ronald Interviewee
  • Duhon, Rudel Interviewee
  • Chavis, Joseph Interviewee
  • Picou, Christine Interviewee
  • Thibodaux, E.J. Interviewee
  • Miller, Cindy Interviewee
  • Breaux, John Interviewee
  • Evans, Sandy Interviewee


This segment from the January 25, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on Lake Charles’ bid for the United States Navy’s proposed Gulf Coast base. Johnson reports that 16 Gulf Coast cities are vying for the new base. His report touches on the city’s hope that the base will boost its depressed economy and 15% unemployment rate. He interviews: former State Senator Jesse Knowles; Lake Charles residents Ronald Guillory, Rudel Duhon, Joseph Chavis, Christine Picou, E. J. Thibodaux, Cindy Miller, and Sandy Evans; and Congressman John Breaux. Host: Beth Courtney