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Growing Up in 1982




Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-10-17

Duration: 00:08:46

Subjects: Teenagers | High school students | Scotlandville Magnet High School (Baton Rouge, La.) | School integration.


  • Sexton, Sharon Elizabeth Host
  • Murray, Darryl Reporter
  • Joseph, Kevin Interviewee
  • Williams, Freddie Interviewee
  • Mitchell, Melissa Interviewee
  • Soileau, Lola Interviewee
  • Maples, Francanna Interviewee
  • Mitchell, Kim Interviewee
  • Pate, Karla Interviewee
  • Joseph, Kerry Interviewee
  • Reine, Kenneth, Jr. Interviewee


This segment from the October 17, 1982, episode of the series “Folks” features Darryl Murray’s report on what life is like for teenagers growing up in 1982. She visits with students, parents, and school administrators at Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her report touches on the teenagers’ views on attending integrated schools, their school work, their concerns for their futures, world affairs, their relationships with their parents, and relationships. Murray interviews: Kevin Joseph; Coach Chapman; Freddie Williams, the principal at Scotlandville; Melissa Mitchell; Lola Soileau, the Assistant Principal at Scotlandville; Francanna Maples; Kim Mitchell; Karla Pate; Kerry Joseph; and Kenneth Reine, Jr. Host: Sharon Elizabeth Sexton