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State of the State: Shreveport (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-10-26

Duration: 00:11:56

Subjects: Economy | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Education


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Bach, Stu Interviewee
  • Scott, Loren Interviewee
  • Vekovius, Al Interviewee
  • Campbell, Foster Interviewee
  • Rossett, Beth Interviewee
  • Owens, Lynn Interviewee
  • Langston, Bunny Interviewee
  • Cummings, Linda Interviewee
  • Glover, Cedric Interviewee
  • Thompson, Arthur Interviewee
  • Lewis, Ken Interviewee


This segment from the October 26, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s report on the state of the economic recovery in Shreveport. Her report also touches on the state of education, crime, and race relations in the city. She interviews: Stu Bach of the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Loren Scott of the LSU economics department; Dr. Al Vekovius of Soft Disc Co.; State Senator Foster Campbell; Beth Rossett, a teacher at Waller Elementary School; Lynn Owens, the principal at Waller Elementary School; Bunny Langston, the principal at Platt Elementary School; Linda Cummings, the Project Star Lab director at Platt Elementary School; Cedric Glover of the MLK Civic Club; Arthur Thompson, the clerk for the city council; and Ken Lewis, the chief of police. Host: Robert Collins