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State Senator B.B. "Sixty" Rayburn Profile (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-06-17

Duration: 00:10:43

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1977 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | State legislators | Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty"


  • George, Beth Host
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Interviewee


This segment from the June 17, 1977, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of State Senator B.B. “Sixty” Rayburn of Bogalusa. In the interview, he discusses the changes he has witnessed in the Senate since he arrived in 1948, the growing power of the Governor’s Office, his understanding of the problems of the average people of the state because of his background, his response to criticism that he votes against the interests of Orleans Parish and African Americans, the vote of confidence he received from his colleagues on the Senate floor, and his future plans. Host: Beth George