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Stephanie Fielding Interview (1984)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-11-18

Duration: 00:08:37

Subjects: African American newspapers


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Fielding, Stephanie Interviewee


This segment from the November 18, 1984, episode of the series “Folks” features Genevieve Stewart’s interview with Stephanie Fielding, the editor of an African American newspaper called the Baton Rouge Examiner. Stewart reports that the newspaper ceased publication after this interview was recorded. Fielding discusses: her ethnic heritage, including being 1/16 black; being considered black under Louisiana law; growing up in Hawaii; her difficulty in being accepted as a white woman editing a black newspaper; their editorial policy; and the community’s response to the newspaper. Host: Rob Hinton