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Dr. Allen Copping Interview (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-02-22

Duration: 00:08:23

Subjects: HIGHER EDUCATION | Louisiana State University System | Copping, Allen A.


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Copping, Allen Interviewee


This segment from the February 22, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ interview with Dr. Allen Copping, the incoming president of the Louisiana State University System. Dr. Copping has served as the chancellor of the LSU Medical Center for ten years. He discusses: the need for the state to prioritize higher education funding; the controversial plan to raise $27 million for the LSU Athletic Department; the politics behind his selection; and the challenges ahead. Host: Beth Courtney