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State of the State: Lake Charles (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-11-02

Duration: 00:12:54

Subjects: Economy | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | French immersion


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Benoit, Lubertha Interviewee
  • Benoit, Wilbert Interviewee
  • Fontenot, Willie Interviewee
  • Wilson, Kathy Interviewee
  • Lockhart, Corky Interviewee
  • Franklin, Peggy Interviewee
  • Appleton, Jerry Interviewee
  • Stine, Tim Interviewee
  • Stelly, Vic Interviewee
  • Leger, Stanley Interviewee
  • Dykes, Tom Interviewee
  • Jones, Max Interviewee
  • Champagne, Luc Interviewee
  • Kelly, Michael Interviewee
  • Zaunbrecher, Tony Interviewee


This segment from the November 2, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the state of the economic recovery in Lake Charles. His report touches on the issue of hazardous waste disposal, Boeing’s partnership with SOWELA Technical Institute, and the French immersion program at Prien Lake Elementary School. He interviews: Lubertha Benoit and Wilbert Benoit, Willow Springs residents; Willie Fontenot of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office; Kathy Wilson, Vinton resident; Corky Lockhart, police juror; Peggy Franklin, environmentalist; Jerry Appleton of Westlake Polymers; State Representative Tim Stine; State Representative Vic Stelly; Stanley Leger, director of SOWELA; Tom Dykes, a program coordinator with SOWELA; Max Jones, airpark director; Luc Champagne, French immersion teacher; Michael Kelly, French immersion student; and Tony Zaunbrecher of the Calcasieu Parish School Board. Host: Robert Collins