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Speaker Hunt Downer Interview (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-01-19

Duration: 00:07:47

Subjects: Downer, Hunt | Louisiana. Legislature. House of Representatives | State legislators | Politics | Government


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Downer, Hunt Interviewee


This segment from the January 19, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robert Collins’ in-studio interview with Speaker of the House Hunt Downer, the new speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He discusses: the proposed route of Interstate 69; African American legislators speaking out against Governor Mike Foster’s executive order getting rid of set-asides; reform legislation; committee assignments; and possible reform legislation related to lobbyists.