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How Do You Set Up 300,000 Lights? (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-12-12

Duration: 00:06:50

Subjects: Holidays | Christmas | Natchitoches Christmas Festival | Christmas lights


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Dickens, Sandra Interviewee
  • Brossette, Charles Interviewee


This segment from the December 12, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to Natchitoches as the city prepares for the 88th annual Christmas Festival of Lights. Whinham meets with Charles Brossette, the lighting supervisor, who discusses the three-month process of putting up 300,000 Christmas lights. He also meets with Sandra Dickens, the owner of Dickens & Co., who tells him about the importance of the festival to Natchitoches. This segment is a part of the “Natchitoches: A Tri-Centennial” series. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford