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Randy Ewing & Hunt Downer Interview (1997)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997-02-21

Duration: 00:09:38

Subjects: Ewing, Randy L. | Downer, Hunt | Louisiana. Legislature | Vocational-technical schools


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Ewing, Randy Interviewee
  • Downer, Hunt Interviewee


This segment from the February 21, 1997, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robert Collins’ interview with Senate President Randy Ewing and Speaker of the House Hunt Downer in the Senate chamber at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. They discuss: a proposed constitutional amendment creating a new board to oversee vo-tech schools; the importance of workforce development; why the special session on education was canceled; and the proposed renewal of the one-cent sales tax on food and utilities.