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Historic Natchitoches Education (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-11-28

Duration: 00:07:47

Subjects: Education | HIGHER EDUCATION | Northwestern State University of Louisiana | Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Webb, Randall Interviewee
  • Widhalm, Patrick Interviewee
  • Marshall, Claire Interviewee
  • Williams, Arthur Interviewee
  • Holan, Angie Drobnic Interviewee
  • Gregory, Pete Interviewee
  • Winey, Kayla Interviewee


This segment from the November 28, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to two of the educational landmarks in Natchitoches, Northwestern State University (NSU) and the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA). He interviews: Dr. Randall Webb, the president of NSU; Dr. Patrick Widhalm, the executive director of LSMSA; Claire Marshall, LSMSA senior; Dr. Arthur Williams, LSMSA faculty member; Angie Drobnic Holan, a LSMSA alum and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist; Dr. Pete Gregory, a professor of Culture and Folklore at NSU; and Kayla Winey, NSU SGA president. This segment is a part of the “Natchitoches: A Tri-Centennial” series. Host: Shauna Sanford