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Capital Punishment in Louisiana (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-03-25

Duration: 00:10:14

Subjects: Crime | Capital Punishment | Prisons | PRISONERS | Electric chair | Clark, Colin | Louisiana State Penitentiary | ANGOLA STATE PRISON


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Holthaus, C. Frank Interviewee
  • Brown, Ossie Interviewee
  • Cole, Dee Interviewee


This segment from the March 25, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on capital punishment in Louisiana. It touches on why Louisiana has not executed any of its death row inmates, including Colin Clark, after the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976, why so many death penalty cases have been reversed, and the opposition of some citizens to the punishment. Host: Beth George