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Three Controversial Issues (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-06-30

Duration: 00:11:35

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1978 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | LOBBYISTS | Financial disclosure | Transparency in government | Sex Education | Education | School integration. | Schools for the blind | Schools for the deaf | Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | Southern University System. Board of Supervisors


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Guarisco, Anthony Interviewee
  • Duval, Claude Speaker
  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Jackson, Alphonse Interviewee
  • Kiefer, Nat Speaker
  • Barham, Edwards Speaker
  • Warner, Debra Speaker


This segment from the June 30, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an In-Depth report on three controversial issues of the session: financial disclosure for lobbyists; the integration of the schools for the deaf and blind, including the debate over whether the schools should fall under the jurisdiction of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) or the Southern University Board of Supervisors; and lifting the ban on the teaching of sex education in public schools. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome