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Vietnamese Refugees (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, Pulau Bidong, Malaysia

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-02-16

Duration: 00:10:43

Subjects: Vietnamese boat people | Refugees | Immigration | Pulau Bidong Refugee Camp | Jenkins, Woody


  • George, Beth Host
  • Tran, Hue Interviewee
  • Jenkins, Woody Interviewee


This segment from the February 16, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the Vietnamese refugees, or Vietnamese boat people, who have settled in Louisiana. This report includes an interview with State Representative Woody Jenkins. He discusses the deplorable conditions he witnessed on a recent fact finding mission to the Pulau Bidong refugee camp off the coast of Malaysia, where 30,000 Vietnamese refugees are still being detained. Host: Beth George