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Boeing in Lake Charles (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-11-21

Duration: 00:08:48

Subjects: Economy | Airplanes | Boeing Company


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Daniels, Jim Speaker
  • Jackson, Kay Interviewee
  • Newman, Cliff Interviewee
  • Watson, Ed Interviewee
  • Grundy, Walter Interviewee
  • Thibodeaux, Lee Interviewee
  • Guidry, Danielle Interviewee
  • Elliott, Charles Interviewee


This segment from the November 21, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton’s report on the economic impact of the Boeing Company opening a 22-hangar maintenance center at the Chennault Industrial Airpark in Lake Charles. His report includes highlights of Governor Edwin Edwards and Jim Daniels of Boeing speaking at the signing of the lease agreement on July 21, 1986. Hinton also interviews: Secretary Kay Jackson of the Louisiana Department of Commerce; State Senator Cliff Newman; Lake Charles Mayor Ed Watson; Walter Grundy, economic development director; and Lee Thibodeaux of the SOWELA Technical Institute.