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Legislative Report – May 27, 1985

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-05-27

Duration: 00:26:10

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1985 | Education | SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION | CLAUSEN, TOM


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Clausen, Tom Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from May 27, 1985, features Ken Johnson hosting a daily legislative report on the 1985 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Johnson conducts an in-studio interview with Superintendent of Education Tom Clausen. He discusses: his opposition to the bill changing the Superintendent of Education from an elective to an appointive position; his strained relationship with Governor Edwin Edwards; his plan for improving the state’s public education system; his support of mandatory kindergarten; and the norm-reference test results.