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State of the State: Alexandria

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-11-16

Duration: 00:14:42

Subjects: Economy | Military | Education


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Bolton, Bob Interviewee
  • Williamson, Darrell Interviewee
  • Meyer, Jim Interviewee
  • Randolph, Ned Interviewee
  • Mykoff, Alvin Interviewee
  • Lemon, Richard Interviewee
  • Drell, Susie Interviewee
  • Stroud, John Interviewee
  • Calhoun, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the November 16, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s report on the state of the economic recovery in Alexandria. Her report also touches on the possible closure of England Air Force Base and the city’s investments in education. She interviews: Bob Bolton of the Rapides Bank; Darrell Williamson, chief administrative officer for the city; Jim Meyer, the president of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce; Alexandria Mayor Ned Randolph; Alvin Mykoff of People’s Shoe Store; Colonel Richard Lemon, base commander; Susie Drell, concerned parent; John Stroud of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce; and Captain Paul Calhoun, cost analysis officer. Host: Robert Collins