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U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston Interview (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-01-22

Duration: 00:13:15

Subjects: Recessions | Supply-side economics | Johnston, J. Bennett (John Bennett), 1932- | SENATORS | Politics | Energy | NATURAL GAS | Deregulation | Education | Busing for school integration | School integration. | Desegregation | Economy | Abortion


  • George, Beth Host
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee


This segment from the January 22, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-studio interview with U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston. He discusses the Congressional debate over the deregulation of natural gas, the status of his amendment to end forced busing as a part of school desegregation plans, President Ronald Reagan’s economic policy, his support of allowing the people to vote on a constitutional amendment related to abortion, and the effect of the economic recession on Louisianans. Host: Beth George