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Louisiana Supreme Court Experiments with Cameras in the Courtroom (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-10-01

Duration: 00:09:45

Subjects: Louisiana. Supreme Court | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Television | Television broadcasting of court proceedings


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Hargrave, Lee Interviewee
  • Gonzales, Doug Interviewee
  • Morgan, Harry Speaker
  • Blanche, Fred Speaker
  • Dixon, John Speaker


This segment from the October 1, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the Louisiana Supreme Court’s experiment with the use of television cameras in the courtroom. The Court recently allowed the broadcast of a special session held at LSU. The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that each state can decide whether to allow the use of cameras in the courtroom because they do not prevent a defendant’s right to a fair trial. Host: Robyn Ekings