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Gifted & Talented Programs (1987)

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: 1987-02-06

Duration: 00:09:50

Subjects: Education | Gifted children


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • McArthur, Maureen Interviewee
  • McArthur, Heather Interviewee
  • Toney, Milissa Interviewee
  • Lively, Gerald Interviewee
  • Roberts, Susan Interviewee
  • Guillory, Robin Interviewee
  • Harelson, Jeffrey Interviewee
  • Thorne, Sterling Interviewee
  • Rushing, Diane Interviewee
  • Edwards, Taylor Interviewee
  • Dial, Pat Interviewee
  • Mathews, Neil Interviewee


This segment from the February 6, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Lynda Roedts’ report on concerns about the future of the gifted and talented programs in public schools due to state budget cuts. She interviews: Maureen McArthur of the Louisiana Association of Gifted and Talented Students; Heather McArthur, 8th grade student; Milissa Toney, 8th grade student; Gerald Lively of the Baton Rouge Association of Gifted and Talented Students; Susan Roberts, 5th grade student; Robin Guillory, 5th grade student; Jeffrey Harelson, 5th grade student; Sterling Thorne, 5th grade student; Diane Rushing, gifted and talented teacher; Taylor Edwards, 5th grade student; Pat Dial, Louisiana Department of Education; and Neil Mathews, LSU professor. Host: Rob Hinton