Collection
Louisiana Congressional Debates
Program
Louisiana: The 4th Congressional Debate
Producing Organization
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Contributing Organization
Louisiana Public Broadcasting (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/17-558d08kb
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Description
Episode Description
A live debate held on September 25, 1992, in Baton Rouge between eight candidates for the new Fourth Congressional District, Louisiana's second majority African American district, comprising portions of 28 parishes. The eight candidates were: Steve Myers, a businessman from Baton Rouge; Joe Shyne, a Shreveport City Councilman; Ralph Hall, an attorney from Monroe; State Senator Cleo Fields of Baton Rouge; State Senator Charles Jones of Monroe; Faye Williams, an attorney from Alexandria; James Ross, an attorney from Monroe; and Dr. Emile Ventre, a physician from Opelousas. The debate was moderated by Robert Collins and featured questions from a panel of three journalists, Nichele Hoskins of the Shreveport Journal, Jim Leggett of the Alexandria Daily Town Talk, and Ed Pratt of the Baton Rouge Advocate. In lieu of an opening statement, moderator Collins asked each candidate how they would represent all of their constituents in this diverse and complex district. The panel of journalists then asked questions about the following topics: job creation; health care reform; balancing the budget; abortion; welfare reform; school vouchers; and term limits. The debate ended with each candidate's closing statement.
Date
1992-09-25
Asset type
Program
Genres
Debate
Topics
Politics and Government
Media type
Moving Image
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Credits
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Producing Organization: Louisiana Public Broadcasting
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Identifier: H2517 (Louisiana Public Broadcasting Archives)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:58:32
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Identifier: LCOND-19920925 (Louisiana Public Broadcasting Archives)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:58:32
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Citations
Chicago: “Louisiana Congressional Debates; Louisiana: The 4th Congressional Debate,” 1992-09-25, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed October 18, 2021, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-17-558d08kb.
MLA: “Louisiana Congressional Debates; Louisiana: The 4th Congressional Debate.” 1992-09-25. Louisiana Public Broadcasting, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. October 18, 2021. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-17-558d08kb>.
APA: Louisiana Congressional Debates; Louisiana: The 4th Congressional Debate. Boston, MA: Louisiana Public Broadcasting, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-17-558d08kb