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Canine Companion (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-02-21

Duration: 00:06:24

Subjects: Service dogs | East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's Office


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Hines, Louise Interviewee
  • Files, Amy Interviewee


This segment from the February 21, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s profile of Diesel, the service dog who works with the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office. Moreau reports that a judge recently approved the use of Diesel in a jury trial for the first time. He interviews Louise Hines, assistant district attorney, and Amy Files, legal secretary, who discuss Diesel’s role in providing comfort to the victims of sex crimes.