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Women in Politics (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-02-24

Duration: 00:07:54

Subjects: Women | Politics | Boggs, Lindy, 1916-2013


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Pope, Debbie Interviewee
  • Boggs, Lindy Interviewee
  • Denton, Pat Interviewee
  • Lewis, Ann Interviewee


This segment from the February 24, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on women in politics. Ekings reports that women in Louisiana hold fewer elected offices than in other states. This report covers: the increase in the number of women running for office; the prejudice against women candidates; the high number of women appointed to Governor-Elect Edwin Edwards’ cabinet; and the increasing importance of women in the Louisiana electorate. Ekings interviews: Hammond Mayor Debbie Pope; Congresswoman Lindy Boggs; Pat Denton, the former chairwoman of the Louisiana Women’s Political Caucus; and Ann Lewis of the Democratic National Committee. Host: Beth Courtney