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Hammond Mayor Debbie Pope Interview (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-01-27

Duration: 00:08:49

Subjects: Local governments | MAYORS


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Pope, Debbie Interviewee


This segment from the January 27, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s interview with Hammond Mayor Debbie Pope. She discusses: her decision to run for mayor; her goals for the city; inheriting a bad financial situation; her distinction as the first female mayor in the history of Hammond; the most challenging and rewarding parts of her job; her evaluation of her job performance; and her future plans for the city.