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Multiple Sclerosis (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-10-26

Duration: 00:08:03

Subjects: Health | Multiple sclerosis


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Dansky, David Interviewee
  • Waksman, Byron Interviewee
  • Kleinfeldt, Janice Interviewee


This segment from the October 26, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that impacts the central nervous system. Ekings reports that the Louisiana chapter of the National MS Society is set to open its first clinic in the state to serve the 2,000 Louisiana residents with the disease. She interviews: David Dansky, MS patient; Dr. Byron Waksman, the Vice President of Research for the National MS Society; and Janice Kleinfeldt, the coordinator of the Louisiana chapter of the MS Society. Host: Beth Courtney