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House Clerk David Poynter Suffers Heart Attack (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-04-22

Duration: 00:01:39

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature. House of Representatives | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | POYNTER, DAVID | Hainkel, John J.


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Hainkel, John Speaker


This segment from the April 22, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on House Clerk David Poynter suffering a heart attack during a meeting at the State Capitol, including Speaker of the House John Hainkel’s statement on the House floor about the difficulty in carrying on the business of the House of Representatives without Poynter. Host: Beth George