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Higher Education (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-05-27

Duration: 00:12:29

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1977 | Louisiana. Legislature | HIGHER EDUCATION | Commissioner of Higher Education | Louisiana Board of Regents | Southern University and A & M College | GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY


  • George, Beth Host
  • Arceneaux, William Interviewee
  • Jones, Ralph Waldo Emerson Speaker
  • Windhorst, Fritz Speaker


This segment from the May 27, 1977, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a “Viewpoint” report on the financial problems facing higher education in Louisiana. In an interview in the report, William Arceneaux, the Commissioner of Higher Education, discusses the responsibilities of the Board of Regents, funding for higher education, and the financial difficulties facing Grambling University and Southern University. This report also includes footage of Grambling President Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones testifying before a Senate Committee on the university’s budget deficit. Host: Beth George