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Growing Old in Louisiana, Part 1 (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-02-02

Duration: 00:12:15

Subjects: Elderly | Aging | SENIOR CITIZENS


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Richard, Bernice Interviewee
  • Ratliff, Cliff Interviewee
  • Ratliff, Bess Interviewee
  • Marshall, Ralph Interviewee
  • Blanchard-Fields, Fredda Interviewee
  • Butler, Jean Interviewee
  • Boyd-Snee, Rancy Interviewee
  • Robb, Jim Interviewee
  • Ely, Hugh Interviewee
  • Hunt, Vicki Interviewee


This segment from the February 2, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Karen Nachman’s report on growing old in Louisiana. Her report focuses on the concerns of older Louisianans, including crime, transportation, maintaining their independence, and the cost of nursing home care. She interviews: Bernice Richard; Cliff Ratliff; Bess Ratliff; Reverend Ralph Marshall; Dr. Fredda Blanchard-Fields, a psychology professor at LSU; Jean Butler, the director of nursing at Heritage Manor; Rancy Boyd-Snee; Jim Robb of the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging; Sister Michael of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals; Hugh Ely of the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs; and Vicky Hunt of the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs. Host: Robert Collins