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Remembering Lindy Boggs (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-08-02

Duration: 00:07:07

Subjects: Boggs, Lindy, 1916-2013 | Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972 | Politics | OBITUARIES | Women legislators

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Boggs, Lindy Interviewee
  • Blanco, Kathleen Interviewee
  • Brinkley, Douglas Interviewee

Description

This segment from the August 2, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a remembrance of Lindy Boggs, who died at age 97. Boggs, the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana, served in the House of Representatives from 1973-1991. Producer Tika Laudun looks back at Boggs’ early life in Pointe Coupee Parish, her marriage to Congressman Hale Boggs, her election to Congress following the death of her husband, her role in ending discrimination against women seeking access to credit, and her service as the United States Ambassador to the Vatican from 1997-2001. Laudun also talks to former Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco and historian Douglas Brinkley about the life, career and legacy of Lindy Boggs. Host: Charlie Whinham