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LSU Museums (1983)

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: 1983-10-28

Duration: 00:05:11

Subjects: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Museums | BIRDS


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Bacot, Pat Interviewee
  • Remsen, Van Interviewee
  • Hafner, Mark Interviewee


This segment from the October 28, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on LSU’s plans to consolidate the Museum of Art, Museum of Geoscience, and Museum of Natural Science into one museum complex on campus. Johnson reports that the museums are currently housed in overcrowded facilities. He interviews Pat Bacot, the director of museums, Van Remsen, the curator of birds, and Mark Hafner, the curator of mammals, who discuss the value of the collections. Host: Beth Courtney