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Colin Clark Press Conference (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-10-23

Duration: 00:13:06

Subjects: Clark, Colin | ANGOLA STATE PRISON | Louisiana State Penitentiary | Capital Punishment


  • Clark, Colin Speaker
  • Ortey, Rush Interviewee
  • Jenkins, Woody Interviewee
  • George, Beth Host


This segment from the October 23, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on a press conference given by death row inmate Colin Clark at Angola. Clark, a convicted murderer scheduled for execution on November 5, 1981, will become the first person executed in Louisiana in 20 years. This report also focuses on the debate over whether Louisiana should use the death penalty. Host: Beth George