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State Representative Mary Landrieu Profile (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-05-02

Duration: 00:06:53

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1980 | Women's rights | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | Landrieu, Mary, 1955- | Landrieu, Moon, 1930- | State legislators | Women legislators


  • George, Beth Host
  • Landrieu, Mary Interviewee


This segment from the May 2, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of State Representative Mary Landrieu, the daughter of former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu. She discusses establishing her own identity, her election to the House Appropriations Committee, the attention she receives as one of three female legislators, not campaigning on women’s issues, being mistaken for a legislative page, and the advice she has received from her father. Host: Beth George