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Voodoo, Psychics & Spirituality (1987)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-11-1

Duration: 00:21:37

Subjects: Psychics | VOODOO


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Bishop, Lady Interviewee
  • Williams, Iris Interviewee
  • Boudreaux, Tom Interviewee


This segment from the November 1, 1987, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s report on voodoo, psychics, and spirituality in the so-called New Age. She first interviews Rev. Dr. Lady Bishop, a voodoo priestess, who discusses the misconceptions about voodoo, the importance of prayer, and her work with clients. Next, Masingale interviews Iris Williams, a psychic in Baton Rouge, who discusses her beliefs, her first readings, how she deals with skeptics, the start of the New Age, and her outlook for Baton Rouge. Lastly, Masingale interviews Tom Boudreaux, a psychic, who discusses coming to terms with his abilities, the profound experience of reading other people, the reactions of his friends and colleagues, and his reading for Masingale.