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Senate Secretary Bill Roberts Profile (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-07-15

Duration: 00:08:16

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1977 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | ROBERTS, BILL | Louisiana. Constitution (1974)


  • George, Beth Host
  • Roberts, Bill Interviewee


This segment from the July 15, 1977, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile a Bill Roberts, the Secretary of the Senate. In the interview, he discusses his role in giving advice to Senators on procedural matters, testifying before committees, the change in the Senate now that Senators elect a presiding officer under the new Constitution, positive changes in the legislative process, the relationship between the House and the Senate, the influence of the Governor in the Senate, the appropriations bill, and his future plans. Host: Beth George