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Esperanza Sciortino Interview (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-04-07

Duration: 00:11:10

Subjects: Hispanic Americans


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Sciortino, Esperanza Interviewee


This segment from the April 7, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s interview with Esperanza Sciortino, the first person to serve as the Assistant to the Governor on Hispanic American Affairs. She discusses: the Hispanic American population in Louisiana; the impact of the growing Hispanic American population on politics; New Orleans losing business with Latin America to Houston and Miami; and the responsibilities of her office.