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Shirley Williams Interview (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-11-28

Duration: 00:10:19

Subjects: Education | Louisiana Association of Educators | STATE BUDGET


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Williams, Shirley Interviewee


This segment from the November 28, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton’s in-studio interview with Shirley Williams, the president of the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE). She discusses: the state of public education in Louisiana; the impact of the massive budget cuts on education; teachers’ protest against the budget cuts; LAE’s proposals to the Governor; their position on a state lottery; and their Doomsday Wednesday demonstration.