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Privatizing the Charity Hospital System (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-02-21

Duration: 00:08:08

Subjects: Health Care | Louisiana Charity Hospital System | Hospitals | Privatization


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Griffin, Loretta Interviewee
  • Lyles, Carol Interviewee
  • Shieber, Phyllis Interviewee
  • Dastugue, Quentin Interviewee
  • Reilly, Kevin Interviewee
  • King, John Interviewee
  • Bankston, Cal Interviewee
  • Roberts, Elliot Interviewee


This segment from the February 21, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the findings of a recent study on the privatization of the Charity Hospital System in Louisiana. Myers reports that the system is facing budget cuts due to the state budget deficit. She interviews: Loretta Griffin, the aunt of a patient; Carol Lyles, patient; Phyllis Shieber, patient; State Representative Quentin Dastugue; State Representative Kevin Reilly; John King of the Office of Hospitals; Cal Bankston of Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge; and Elliot Roberts of Charity Hospital. Host: Ken Johnson