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Poverty in Louisiana, Part 2 (1992)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1992-11-27

Duration: 00:20:07

Subjects: Homeless | Poverty | Welfare


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Normand, Keith Photographer
  • Miranda, Chris Photographer
  • Kalob, Dennis Interviewee
  • Scott, Loren Interviewee
  • Remson, Jane Interviewee
  • Rodgers, Lynette Interviewee
  • Bentley, Arneska Interviewee
  • Creshon, Lisa Interviewee
  • Henkels, Paul Interviewee
  • Sinclair, James Interviewee
  • Boudreaux, Phil Interviewee
  • McGuire, Leigha Interviewee


This segment from the November 27, 1992, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the second part of a report on poverty and homelessness in Louisiana. Jeff Duhe first reports on the increase in poverty and the homeless population in Louisiana. He also visits My House, a program to help mothers get off of welfare. He interviews: Dennis Kalob, a sociologist at Loyola University; Dr. Loren Scott, an economist at LSU; Sister Jane Remson, My House organizer; and Lynette Rodgers, Arneska Bentley, and Lisa Creshon, My House residents. Arcie Chapa then reports on Covenant House, a shelter for runaway teenagers in New Orleans. She interviews: Paul Henkels, aftercare counselor; James Sinclair, resident; Phil Boudreaux, the executive director of Covenant House; and Leigha McGuire, resident. Host: Robert Collins