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Hispanic Convention & Dr. Sandra Robinson (1984)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-04-22

Duration: 00:25:23

Subjects: Politics | Republican Party | Hispanic Americans | Louisiana. Department of Health and Human Resources | Robinson, Sandra L.


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Del Junco, Tirso Speaker
  • Navarro, Nestor Interviewee
  • Robinson, Sandra Interviewee
  • Edgar, Jackie Interviewee
  • Winston, Lee Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from April 22, 1984, features four segments. Rob Hinton first reports on the first state Republican Hispanic Convention in New Orleans, including highlights from the keynote speech given by Tinso Del Junco, the chairman of the Republican Hispanic Assembly. He also interviews Nestor Navarro, the chairman of the Louisiana Republican Hispanic Assembly. Genevieve Stewart then profiles Dr. Sandra Robinson, the first African American and woman secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Human Resources. The next segment features a rebroadcast of Hinton’s interview with Jackie Edgar, the owner of a car dealership in Jeanerette, Louisiana. Lastly, Hinton interviews Lee Winston, the producer of an upcoming documentary called “The Road West: A Black Perspective,” which will feature a segment on a group of African Americans who migrated from Tallulah, Louisiana, to Nevada.