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Vietnamese Refugees in Louisiana (1982)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-01-21

Duration: 00:10:43

Subjects: Refugees | Vietnamese Americans


  • Sexton, Sharon Elizabeth Host
  • Thomas, Diane Interviewee
  • Sinanan, Martha Interviewee
  • Nguyen, Thach duy Interviewee
  • Nguyen, Hue Interviewee


This segment from the January 21, 1982, episode of the series “Folks” features Sharon Elizabeth Sexton’s report on the struggles of the Vietnamese refugees in Louisiana in establishing new lives in the United States while keeping their history and culture alive. Sexton reports that more than 10,000 Vietnamese refugees live in Louisiana. She interviews: Diane Thomas of the Indo-Chinese Resettlement Program; Martha Sinanan, ESL Coordinator; Thach duy Nguyen, refugee; and Hue Nguyen, refugee.