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Rural Health Care (1992)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Tensas Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1992-01-31

Duration: 00:07:04

Subjects: Health Care | Rural health services


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Capdepon, Anne Interviewee
  • Waddill, James Interviewee
  • Chapman, William Interviewee
  • Morgan, Ron Interviewee


This segment from the January 31, 1992, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the lack of health care services in rural Louisiana. She visits Tensas Parish in northeast Louisiana where there has been no hospital since 1989 and only one full-time family physician. She interviews: Anne Capdepon, home health nurse; Dr. James Waddill, family practitioner in St. Joseph; Dr. William Chapman, retired physician; and Dr. Ron Morgan, a family practitioner in Rayville. Host: Robert Collins