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Jesse Jackson, One Mo' Time & Young Entrepreneurs (1983)

Folks

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Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-11-27

Duration: 00:27:11

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 1984 | United States presidential election, 1984 | Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | Arts | Theater | Vaudeville | Business

Contributors:

  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Jackson, Jesse Speaker
  • Castle, Linda Interviewee
  • Blake, Sadie Interviewee
  • Rock, Russell Interviewee
  • Patterson, George Interviewee
  • McNair, Lemar Interviewee
  • Edwards, Chanel Interviewee
  • Winfield, Billy Interviewee
  • Robvais, Mary Interviewee
  • Winfield, W.T. Interviewee

Description

This episode of the series “Folks” from November 27, 1983, features three segments. Rob Hinton first reports on a campaign event for Reverend Jesse Jackson, a 1984 Democratic presidential candidate, in Lafayette, Louisiana. Genevieve Stewart then profiles the Toulouse Theatre’s production of One Mo’ Time in New Orleans, a play set in 1920s New Orleans that focuses on black vaudeville performers. She interviews: Linda Castle, actress; Sadie Blake, actress; Russell Rock, producer; and George Patterson, director. Lastly, Hinton reports on a program for young entrepreneurs, ages nine through seventeen, in Baton Rouge, which teaches the students to sell telephones and computers. He interviews: Lemar McNair, the program’s founder; Chanel Edwards and Billy Winfield, students; and Mary Robvais and W.T. Winfield, parents.