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Lake Charles: Growing Metropolis (1981)



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, 30.1984818, -93.2929059

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-04-27

Duration: 00:28:23

Subjects: Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District (La.) | MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY


  • Frost, Jack Narrator
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Wolf, Thom Producer
  • Sudduth, James Interviewee
  • Boyer, William Interviewee
  • Newman, Cliff Interviewee
  • Doland, Jack Interviewee


This documentary from April 27, 1981, focuses on Lake Charles, Louisiana, in honor of Louisiana Public Broadcasting going on the air in the city. It covers: the history of the city, including the origin of its name; the importance of the Port of Lake Charles; the city’s economic growth; and McNeese State University. It includes interviews with: James Sudduth, director of the Port of Lake Charles; Mayor William Boyer; State Senator Cliff Newman; and Jack Doland, president of McNeese State University. This program also features a tour of Lake Charles, including the Civic Center, Burton Memorial Coliseum, the Louisiana Freedom Tower, North Beach, Sam Houston Jones State Park, the Imperial Calcasieu Museum, Contraband Days, and the Delta Downs Race Track. Narrator: Jack Frost