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Faye Williams Interview (1986)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-03-30

Duration: 00:08:28

Subjects: WILLIAMS, FAYE | Politics | Elections, 1986 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 1986


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Williams, Faye Interviewee


This segment from the March 30, 1986, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s interview with Faye Williams of Alexandria, a candidate for Louisiana’s 8th Congressional District. She discusses: her decision to run for Congress; her lack of name recognition; job creation as the most important issue in the district; eliminating the budget deficit; the lack of black representation from Louisiana in Congress since Reconstruction; her endorsements; and why she believes she is the best candidate for the position.