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Drunk Driving (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-10-19

Duration: 00:08:07

Subjects: Drunk driving | Drinking and traffic accidents | Traffic safety


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Baker, Richard Interviewee
  • Weill, Ruth Interviewee
  • Brandt, Laurie Interviewee
  • Hudson, Tommy Interviewee
  • Griffin, Betsy Interviewee


This segment from the October 19, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the findings of a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report on drunk driving and the efforts to combat drunk driving in Louisiana. Johnson reports that 27,000 highway deaths each year in the United States are caused by drunk drivers. He interviews: State Representative Richard Baker; Ruth Weill, the president of Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD); Laurie Brandt, victim’s sister; State Senator Tommy Hudson; and Betsy Griffin, victim’s mother. Host: Beth Courtney