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Remembering Paul Dietzel (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-09-27

Duration: 00:06:17

Subjects: Dietzel, Paul F. | Football coaches | LSU Tigers (Football team) | Sports | OBITUARIES


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Courtney, Beth Narrator
  • Taylor, Jim Interviewee
  • Stovall, Jerry Interviewee
  • Dietzel, Stephen Interviewee
  • Dietzel, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the September 27, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Beth Courtney’s remembrance of Paul Dietzel, who passed away on September 24, 2013, at age 89. Dietzel served as the LSU head football coach from 1955-1961 and the LSU Athletic Director from 1978-1982. The biography of Dietzel includes interviews with former LSU football players Jimmy Taylor and Jerry Stovall and Dietzel’s son, Stephen Dietzel. Charlie Whinham also reads statements from current LSU football coach Les Miles, LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva, and former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford