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Arson in Louisiana (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-10-15

Duration: 00:05:24

Subjects: Arson | Louisiana. Office of State Fire Marshal | Insurance crimes | Insurance companies | FRAUD | Recessions


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Dane, Wil Interviewee
  • Grace, Mike Interviewee


This segment from the October 15, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the increase in arson and arson-for-hire cases in Louisiana due to the economic recession. This report touches on the work of the State Fire Marshal’s office in investigating arson cases and an arson awareness campaign paid for by insurance companies in the hopes of stopping fraudulent claims. Host: Beth George