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England Air Force Base Closure (1991)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1991-07-12

Duration: 00:06:48

Subjects: Economy | Military


  • Duhe, Jeff Host
  • Simpson, Kenny Interviewee
  • Zimerman, Babs Interviewee
  • Meyer, Jim Interviewee
  • Breaux, John Interviewee


This segment from the July 12, 1991, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the possible economic impact of the upcoming closure of England Air Force Base on Alexandria and central Louisiana. He interviews: Kenny Simpson, Alexandria store owner; Babs Zimerman, KALB-TV reporter; Jim Meyer, chairman of the Base Closure Task Force; and United States Senator John Breaux.