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NOW Conference in New Orleans (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-09-06

Duration: 00:07:06

Subjects: Women's rights | National Organization for Women | Feminism


  • Myers, Laura Host
  • Goldsmith, Judy Speaker
  • Smeal, Eleanor Speaker
  • Gandy, Kim Interviewee
  • Landrieu, Mary Interviewee
  • Gehman, Mary Interviewee
  • Edwards, Bettye Interviewee
  • Russ, Mary Interviewee
  • Cambre, Sue Interviewee
  • Pleasonton, Al Interviewee


This segment from the September 6, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the National Organization for Women (NOW) annual conference in New Orleans. Her report touches on NOW’s change in leadership and the role of Louisiana members in the organization. Her report includes: interviews with female LSU students on their familiarity with NOW; highlights from speeches by former NOW president Judy Goldsmith and new NOW president Eleanor Smeal; and interviews with Louisiana NOW members, including Kim Gandy, State Representative Mary Landrieu, Mary Gehman, Bettye Edwards, Mary Russ, Sue Cambre, and Al Pleasonton.