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State Rep. Joe Delpit Interview (1985)




Genre: Interview

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-06-30

Duration: 00:09:43

Subjects: Delpit, Joseph A. | State legislators | Politics | African American business enterprises | CHICKEN SHACK | Fast food restaurants


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Producer
  • Delpit, Joe Interviewee


This segment from the June 30, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Genevieve Stewart’s interview with State Representative Joe Delpit, the Speaker Pro-Temp of the House of Representatives and the co-owner of the Chicken Shack restaurants in Baton Rouge. He discusses: his regrets; his response to nepotism charges; being outspoken; what makes him angry; his role in franchising the Chicken Shack; his plans to run for Mayor in Baton Rouge; his focus on customer service in both of his jobs; his greatest challenge; and how he describes himself. Host: Rob Hinton