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American Hostages Released (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-12-14

Duration: 00:07:10

Subjects: Operation Desert Shield, 1990-1991 | Persian Gulf War, 1991 | Iraq


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Means, Bobby Speaker
  • Singleton, David Speaker
  • Wickwire, Eric Interviewee


This segment from the December 14, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s story on the return of American hostages held in Iraq and Kuwait, including several from Louisiana. Her report includes interviews with: Bobby Mains, former hostage; David Singleton, former hostage; and Eric Wickwire, the son of a former hostage. Her report also includes highlights of families saying good-bye to the members of the Louisiana National Guard being deployed to the Middle East due to Operation Desert Shield. Host: Robert Collins