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Pro/Con: Unemployment Benefits (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-07-1

Duration: 00:06:16

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1977 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | Unemployment insurance


  • George, Beth Host
  • McNamara, Buddy Speaker
  • Fernandez, Manny Speaker


This segment from the July 1, 1977, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a Pro/Con debate on a bill that would reform the unemployment compensation benefit system by requiring recipients to search for work. State Representative Buddy McNamara of Metairie speaks in favor of the bill, while State Representative Manuel Fernandez of Chalmette speaks against the bill. Host: Beth George