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Miscarriages in St. Gabriel (1988)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-02-12

Duration: 00:05:45

Subjects: Environment | Health | Miscarriage


  • Zewe, Charles Host
  • White, Jeff Reporter
  • Schultz, Pam Interviewee
  • McGee, Shirley Interviewee
  • Hofman, Peggy Interviewee
  • Gaudet, Kay Interviewee
  • Stewart, Gwen Bach Interviewee
  • Overton, Ed Interviewee
  • Von Bodungen, Gustave A. Interviewee
  • Kirkland, Les Ann Interviewee


This segment from the February 12, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff White’s report on the Tulane School of Public Health’s survey of the women who have suffered miscarriages and stillbirths in St. Gabriel from 1982-1987 to determine if the environment played a role. He interviews: Pam Schultz, Shirley McGee, and Peggy Hoffman on their miscarriages; Kay Gaudet, St. Gabriel pharmacist; Gwen Bach Stewart of the Louisiana Department of Health and Human Resources; Dr. Ed Overton of LSU; Gustave A. Von Bodungen of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality; and Les Ann Kirkland of AWARE. Host: Charles Zewe