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Traveling Highway 1 (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, Lecompte, Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-11-12

Duration: 00:11:56

Subjects: Economy | Transportation | Interstate 49 | Louisiana Highway 1


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Fuller, Ruby Interviewee
  • Digilormo, Carlo Interviewee
  • Mondelo, Joe Interviewee
  • Rascoe, Jerry Interviewee
  • Kelly, Don Interviewee
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee
  • Sampite, Joe Interviewee
  • Johnson, Ann Interviewee
  • Johnson, Georgie Interviewee


This segment from the November 12, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the economic impact of the opening of Interstate 49 in northwest Louisiana on the small towns located along Highway One, the state’s north-south highway. He interviews: Ruby Fuller, Derry; Carlo Digilormo, Powhatan Police Chief; Joe Mondelo, former Powhatan mayor; Jerry Rascoe, store owner; State Senator Don Kelly; United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston; Natchitoches Mayor Joe Sampite; Ann Johnson, owner of Lea’s Pies in Lecompte; and Georgie Johnson, founder of Lea’s Pies. Host: Robert Collins