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Rising Utility Bills (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-02-24

Duration: 00:10:22

Subjects: Public utilities | Gulf States Utilities | Louisiana Power & Light Company | Southwestern Electric Power Company | Louisiana Public Service Commission


  • George, Beth Host
  • DeMers, John Reporter
  • Benedetto, Bill Interviewee
  • Wyatt, Jack Speaker
  • Stall, Lamar Speaker
  • Irving, Steve Interviewee


This segment from the February 24, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a Viewpoint report on rising utility bills. The report also focuses on the battle between utility companies, like Gulf States Utilities, Louisiana Power and Light, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), and the Louisiana Public Service Commission over rate increases in order for the utility companies to pay for new construction projects. Host: Beth George