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Interstate 69 Route Proposal (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Leesville, Vernon Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-01-19

Duration: 00:07:10

Subjects: Transportation | Interstate 69


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Morris, Malcolm Interviewee


This segment from the January 19, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the proposed routes for Interstate 69 connecting Memphis, Tennessee, to Houston, Texas. Duhe reports that the current plans for I-69 in Louisiana cut through Shreveport, but there are lobbying efforts for the interstate to pass through Leesville or Lake Charles. He interviews Malcolm Morris, an insurance agent in Leesville. Host: Robert Collins