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Skydiving with the First Airborne Division (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-04-13

Duration: 00:06:31

Subjects: Skydiving


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Brown, B.J. Interviewee
  • Lee, J.R. Interviewee
  • Weil, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the April 13, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ visit to a weekend of skydiving training with the Louisiana First Airborne Division in Shreveport. Ekings participates in the training and parachute jumps out of a plane at 3,000 feet. She also interviews B.J. Brown and J.R. Lee of the First Airborne Division and Paul Weil, a skydiving student. Host: Beth Courtney