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AIDS in Louisiana (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-11-29

Duration: 00:10:16

Subjects: AIDS (Disease) | Health


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • McFarland, Louise Interviewee
  • Anthony, Bob Interviewee
  • Greene, Johnny Interviewee
  • Stewart, Gwen Interviewee
  • Lutz, Brobson Interviewee
  • Swisher, David Interviewee
  • Austin, Margaret Interviewee
  • Gottlieb, Arthur Interviewee
  • Kern, Clifford Interviewee


This segment from the November 29, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on AIDS in Louisiana. Myers reports that there are 155 AIDS cases in Louisiana and that the state has not funded an adequate tracking system or research into the disease. She interviews: Dr. Louise McFarland, state epidemiologist; Bob Anthony, AIDS patient; Johnny Greene, an AIDS-related complex patient who lost his job for writing about the disease; Gwen Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Louisiana Department of Health and Human Resources; Dr. Brobson Lutz, New Orleans health officer; David Swisher, AIDS hotline; Margaret Austin, AIDS counselor; Dr. Arthur Gottlieb, IMREG, Inc.; and Dr. Clifford Kern, IMREG, Inc. Host: Ken Johnson