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Lindy Boggs Profile (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-02-03

Duration: 00:13:05

Subjects: Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972 | Boggs, Lindy, 1916-2013 | Politics


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Boggs, Lindy Interviewee
  • Roberts, Cokie Interviewee


This segment from the February 3, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s profile of former Louisiana Congresswoman Lindy Boggs (1973-1991). Her late husband, Hale Boggs, served in Congress from 1947 until his death in 1973 in a plane crash in Alaska. Boggs discusses: her early exposure to politics; her relationship with Hale Boggs; her time in Congress; and her autobiography. This report also includes an interview with Cokie Roberts, her daughter. Host: Robert Collins