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Survival of the Arts (1986)

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: 1986-04-18

Duration: 00:04:47

Subjects: Arts | Economy


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Decambria, Derek Interviewee
  • Walker, Chuck Interviewee


This segment from the April 18, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s report on the survival of the arts during the tough economic times in Louisiana. Her report highlights: the recent fundraiser of the Community Fund for the Arts in Baton Rouge; the upcoming production of the opera “I Am the Way” by Jerome Hines; and the Louisiana Ballet Company’s upcoming performance of selections from “Swan Lake.” She interviews Derek Decambria, opera director, and Chuck Walker of the Louisiana Ballet Company. Host: Ken Johnson