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Louisiana's Handicapped Community (1982)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-04-08

Duration: 00:27:14

Subjects: Blind artists | Arts | Mimes | People with disabilities | Girouard, Dan | Deaf


  • Sexton, Sharon Elizabeth Host
  • Girouard, Dan Interviewee
  • Brandon, Joseph L. Interviewee
  • Bailey, A.C. Interviewee
  • Lyon, Robert Interviewee
  • Mouhot, Kathy Interviewee
  • Vince, Ken Interviewee
  • Barrett, Patsy Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from April 8, 1982, features Sharon Elizabeth Sexton’s report on the handicapped community in Louisiana. It includes: a profile of blind sculptor Dan Girouard; a visit to the 1982 Art Exhibition for the Visually Impaired; a performance by deaf mime Troy Broussard; a profile of three disabled adults, Kathy Mouhot, Ken Vince, and Patsy Barrett; and a performance by the Hammond State School Combo and the Music Therapy Band. This episode also includes interviews with Joseph L. Brandon, A.C. Bailey of the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired, and Robert Lyon, an art professor at LSU.