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Pro/Con: Advertising Prices on Eye Glasses (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-05-06

Duration: 00:05:34

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1977 | Louisiana. Legislature | LEGISLATION | Advertising | Eyeglasses


  • George, Beth Host
  • Carson, Lane Speaker
  • Sandefur, James D. Speaker


This segment from the May 6, 1977, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a Pro/Con debate on whether the Legislature should repeal a law prohibiting the advertising of prices on eye glasses. State Representative Lane Carson of New Orleans speaks in the bill’s favor because he feels it will reduce the costs of eyeglasses without sacrificing quality. Dr. James D. Sandefur, the president of the Louisiana State Association of Optometrists, speaks against the bill because of his concerns over the quality of care for patients. Host: Beth George