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Mississippi River Safety, Part 1 (1997)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997-01-03

Duration: 00:13:43

Subjects: MISSISSIPPI RIVER | Collisions at sea | SAFETY | United States. Coast Guard | Vessel traffic service


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Kanazawa, Gilbert Interviewee
  • Hawley, Clarke Interviewee
  • Thompson, T. E. Interviewee
  • Loefstedt, William Speaker
  • Tauzin, Billy Speaker
  • Card, James Interviewee


This segment from the January 3, 1997, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Jeff Duhe’s report on Mississippi River safety following the crash of the freighter Bright Field into the Riverwalk shopping mall in New Orleans. He interviews Commander Gilbert Kanazawa of the United States Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Office. His report also includes a clip from a 1993 story on Mississippi River safety. Host: Robert Collins