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State of the State: Lafayette (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-11-30

Duration: 00:11:36

Subjects: Economy | Tourism | Cajun culture


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Savoy, Marc Interviewee
  • Kerry, Roy Interviewee
  • Hazell, Mary Interviewee
  • Joubert, Curtis Interviewee
  • Lank, Phil Interviewee
  • Langston, Maggi Interviewee
  • Cotini, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Ancelet, Elmo Interviewee
  • Hoglan, Curt Interviewee
  • Snaars, Dan Interviewee
  • Guidry, Cyril Interviewee


This segment from the November 30, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the state of the economic recovery in Lafayette. His report touches on the growth of the tourism industry due to the area’s Cajun culture, the state of the oil and gas industries, and the diversification of manufacturing jobs. He interviews: Marc Savoy, Cajun musician; Roy Kerry, Zydeco musician; Mary Hazell of the National Park Service; Eunice Mayor Curtis Joubert; Phil Lank, director of Lafayette Community Service; Maggi Langston, florist; Jimmy Cotini, restaurant owner; Elmo Ancelet, barber; Curt Hoglan, president of the development authority; Dan Snaars, the president of Flexcon; and Cyril Guidry, the president of Heli-Air. Host: Robert Collins