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New Orleans Curfew (1994)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-10-21

Duration: 00:09:29

Subjects: Teenagers | Youth curfews | Crime


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Morial, Marc Interviewee
  • Lawrence, John Interviewee
  • Cook, Joe Interviewee
  • Harris, Jackie Interviewee
  • Nash, Tommy Interviewee
  • Griffith-Mair, Montgomery Interviewee


This segment from the October 21, 1994, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on New Orleans enacting a curfew for children ages 17 and under at 8pm on weekdays and 11pm on the weekends. Chapa reports that the curfew is part of the city’s effort to combat crime. She interviews: New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial; John Lawrence, teenager; Joe Cook, ACLU; Jackie Harris, Covenant House; Tommy Nash, Covenant House resident; Bishop Montogmery Griffith-Mair, Anglican Church. Host: Robert Collins