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National Sports Festival in Baton Rouge (1985)

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: 1985-07-26

Duration: 00:13:19

Subjects: National Sports Festival | Louganis, Greg, 1960- | Sports


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Gallagher, Mason Interviewee
  • Louganis, Greg Interviewee
  • Lucero, Wendy Interviewee
  • Ferguson, Kent Interviewee
  • Wachsman, Gillian Interviewee
  • Waggoner, Todd Interviewee
  • Bankhead, Bill Interviewee
  • Screen, Pat Interviewee
  • Candilora, Debbie Interviewee
  • Curci, Anthony Interviewee
  • Peters, Jenni Interviewee
  • Parker, Lyle Interviewee
  • Baldwin, Mike Interviewee
  • Depace, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the July 26, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ preview of the 6th Annual National Sports Festival in Baton Rouge, an event for amateur athletes hosted by the United States Olympic Committee. She interviews: Mason Gallagher of Fort Bragg; Greg Louganis, diving; Wendy Lucero, diving; Ken Ferguson, diving; Gillian Wachsman, figure skating; Todd Waggoner, figure skating; Bill Bankhead, executive director; Mayor Pat Screen, Baton Rouge; Debbie Candilora, volleyball; Anthony Curci, volleyball; Jennie Peters, marathon; Lyle Parker, marathon; Mike Baldwin, cycling; and Paul Depace, coach. Host: Ken Johnson