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DebtBusters (1986)

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: 1986-10-10

Duration: 00:08:34

Subjects: Debts, Public | Economy


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • Breaux, John Interviewee
  • Myers, Myra Interviewee
  • Smith, Tammy Interviewee
  • Mikell, Carolyn Blue Interviewee
  • Raether, Dick Interviewee
  • Blyskal, Carl Interviewee
  • Richardson, Jim Interviewee
  • Dominguez, John Interviewee


This segment from the October 10, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Lynda Roedts’ report on DebtBusters in Baton Rouge, a federal budget balancing exercise organized by a Boston think tank. Roedts reports that the exercise was completed in every state capital and called for the federal budget to be balanced by 1991. Her report includes interviews with: Congressman John Breaux; Myra Myers of the defense committee; Tammy Smith of the League of Women Voters; Carolyn Blue Mikell of the Social Security committee; Dick Raether of the domestic committee; Carl Blyskal of the tax committee; Dr. Jim Richardson, LSU economist; and John Dominguez, Southern University economist. Host: Rob Hinton