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Louisiana's Timber Industry (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-10-26

Duration: 00:10:19

Subjects: Economy | Crown Zellerbach Corporation | Forest products industry | Reforestation | Agriculture | TIMBER INDUSTRY


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Edwards, Wayne Interviewee
  • White, Dick Interviewee
  • Martin, Robert Interviewee
  • Lauderdale, Tom Interviewee
  • Martin, Tom Interviewee


This segment from the October 26, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the importance of the timber industry to the state’s economy. He visits the Crown Zellerbach mill in Bogalusa and reports on their decision to spend $120 million from 1978-1980 to modernize the mill. His report also touches on their reforestation efforts. He interviews: Wayne Edwards, Southern Timber Products; Dick White, Crown Zellerbach; Robert Martin, Bogalusa mill manager; Tom Lauderdale, tissue plant manager; and Tom Martin, assistant mill superintendent. Host: Beth Courtney