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Krystle Hall Profile (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-05-12

Duration: 00:12:12

Subjects: Children with disabilities | Down syndrome | Special Education


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Producer
  • Hall, Ida Interviewee
  • Hall, Krystle Speaker


This segment from the May 12, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Genevieve Stewart’s profile of Krystle Hall, a Baton Rouge teenager with Down syndrome. Stewart interviews Ida Hall, Krystle’s mother, who discusses: when she learned that Krystle had Down syndrome; her difficulty in accepting the diagnosis; the influence of Krystle’s older brothers on her development; traveling with Krystle; teaching her how to talk; the impact of the state’s special education program; not liking the term “handicapped”; and her hope that Krystle will be able to attend high school. Krystle also reads a birthday letter from one of her teachers. Host: Rob Hinton