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Auto Insurance Proposal (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-03-22

Duration: 00:14:47

Subjects: Insurance Industry | AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Cunningham, Kevin Interviewee
  • Bohrer, Philip Interviewee
  • Henderson, Paula Interviewee
  • Brown, Jim Interviewee


This segment from the March 22, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on Governor Mike Foster’s proposal to lower auto insurance rates in the state through no-fault insurance, which allows drivers to choose to limit their right to sue for damages from an auto accident in exchange for paying lower insurance premiums. He interviews Kevin Cunningham, the Governor’s special counsel, and Philip Bohrer, trial lawyer. Host Robert Collins then conducts an in-studio interview with Paula Henderson of Louisiana Citizen Action and Commissioner of Insurance Jim Brown. They discuss their reactions to the no-fault insurance proposal.