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Barbara Lamont Update (1989)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-04-30

Duration: 00:12:19

Subjects: Media | Television | African American business enterprises | Women-owned business enterprises


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Lamont, Barbara Interviewee
  • Stontis, George Interviewee


This segment from the April 30, 1989, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s updated profile of Barbara Lamont, the owner of Crescent City Communications and president of WCCL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana. Masingale first interviewed Lamont in 1988. Lamont discusses: WCCL-TV going on the air; the difficulties associated with being the only African American woman to own a television station in the United States; and her advice for women entrepreneurs. Masingale also interviews George Stontis, the vice president and general manager of WCCL-TV.