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Airport Safety in Louisiana [Part 1 of 2] (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-09-03

Duration: 00:08:20

Subjects: AIRPORTS | SAFETY | Runways (Aeronautics) | Private flying


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Blackshear, David Interviewee
  • Pody, Elton Interviewee
  • Dumas, Woody Interviewee


This segment from the September 3, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of a report on airport safety in Louisiana. This report touches on the unsafe obstructions located near runways, the need to implement a priority system for allocating money for airport improvements, and the lack of public support for new airport construction. It also includes an interview with Ruston Mayor Elton Pody on the need for improvements at the Ruston Airport. Host: Beth George