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The Defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-07-02

Duration: 00:06:31

Subjects: Politics | EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT | Women's rights


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Windhorst, Fritz Speaker
  • Richey, Dan Speaker
  • Cox, Gail Interviewee
  • Roberts, Sylvia Speaker
  • Bussie, Fran Speaker
  • Guarisco, Anthony Interviewee


This segment from the July 2, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution aimed at eliminating the discrimination of women under the law. This report includes highlights from a celebration held by opponents of the ERA, as well as a planning meeting held by ERA supporters. Host: Beth George