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Poverty in Louisiana, Part 1 (1992)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1992-11-20

Duration: 00:09:17

Subjects: Poverty | Welfare


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Burnett, Shellond Interviewee
  • Durant, Thomas Interviewee


This segment from the November 20, 1992, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Arcie Chapa’s report on poverty and homelessness in Louisiana. Her report focuses on the difficulties faced by people living on the edge of poverty in New Orleans. She interviews Shellond Burnett, a mother living on welfare, and Dr. Thomas Durant, a professor of sociology. Host: Robert Collins