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State Representative Richard Turnley Profile (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-06-13

Duration: 00:05:40

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1980 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus | CAUCUSES | STATE BUDGET | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | State legislators | Turnley, Richard, Jr.


  • George, Beth Host
  • Turnley, Richard Interviewee


This segment from the June 13, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of State Representative Richard Turnley of Baton Rouge, the leader of the Legislative Black Caucus. He discusses the “Survival Day” rally held by the caucus and their subsequent meeting with Governor Dave Treen to discuss their concerns over his state budget proposal, the growth of the caucus as a power to be reckoned with, growing up poor, and his role as leader of the caucus. Host: Beth George