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Steel Magnolias Premiere (1989)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-11-17

Duration: 00:06:33

Subjects: Film Industry | Steel magnolias (Motion picture)


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Mayeaux, Ben Interviewee
  • Sampite, Joe Interviewee
  • Long, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Parton, Dolly Interviewee
  • Hannah, Daryl Interviewee
  • Pitre, Glen Interviewee
  • LaViolette, Tesa Interviewee


This segment from the November 17, 1989, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s visit to the Louisiana premiere of the film Steel Magnolias in Natchitoches. His report also touches on the growth of the film industry in Louisiana. He interviews: Ben Mayeaux, community relations in Natchitoches; Natchitoches Mayor Joe Sampite; State Representative Jimmy Long; Dolly Parton, actress; Daryl Hannah, actress; Glen Pitre of the Louisiana Office of Films and Video; and Tesa LaViolette of the New Orleans Office of Films and Video. Host: Robert Collins