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Congressional Redistricting (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-09-30

Duration: 00:03:47

Subjects: Apportionment (Election law) | REAPPORTIONMENT | Louisiana. Legislature | United States. Congress | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Livingston, Robert L., 1943- | Boggs, Lindy, 1916-2013


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Leslie, Carole Reporter
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee
  • Kellogg, James Interviewee
  • Livingston, Bob Interviewee
  • Boggs, Lindy Interviewee


This segment from the September 30, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Carole Leslie’s report on a federal court’s ruling that Louisiana’s 1981 Congressional redistricting plan discriminates against African Americans in Orleans Parish. Leslie interviews: Governor Dave Treen on his decision to call a special session so that the Legislature can redraw the districts; attorney James Kellogg on the need for the Legislature to create a majority black district in order to comply with the ruling; and Congressman Bob Livingston and Congresswoman Lindy Boggs on their reactions to the ruling and its impact on their districts. Host: Beth Courtney