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Lower Mississippi Delta Commission (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-01-26

Duration: 00:08:47

Subjects: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Mississippi River Delta (La.)


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Franklin, Webb Interviewee
  • Bryant, Ray Interviewee
  • Clinton, Bill Speaker


This segment from the January 26, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s report on the Lower Mississippi Delta Development Commission’s visit to Louisiana. Nachman reports that the commission was tasked by Congress to develop a ten-year economic plan to help the delta region, the poorest region in the country. She interviews former Congressman Webb Franklin of Mississippi, commission member, and Ray Bryant, commission staff. It also includes highlights of the comments by Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer and Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. Host: Robert Collins