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Proposed Constitutional Overhaul (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-03-22

Duration: 00:04:07

Subjects: Louisiana. Constitution (1974) | Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2024 | Government


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Landry, Jeff Speaker
  • Samuels, Albert Interviewee
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee


This segment from the March 22, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the proposal to call a constitutional convention under consideration at the 2024 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Her report includes archival footage of Governor Edwin Edwards speaking at the 1973 Constitutional Convention and highlights of Governor Jeff Landry’s opening address to the 2024 Legislative Session. She also interviews Dr. Albert Samuels, the chairman of the department of political science at Southern University, and Barry Erwin, the president and CEO of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL).