User Login

Login Access

Search the Collections

Dr. Norman Francis Interview (1984)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-11-11

Duration: 00:10:17

Subjects: Francis, Norman C., 1931- | Xavier University of Louisiana | HIGHER EDUCATION | Historically black colleges and universities


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Francis, Norman Interviewee


This segment from the November 11, 1984, episode of the series “Folks” features Genevieve Stewart’s interview with Dr. Norman Francis, the president of Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He discusses: the financial crisis facing historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs); the advantages of attending an HBCU; the high quality of graduates produced at HBCUs; his work on the Presidential Commission on Education; and the findings of their “Nation at Risk” report. Host: Rob Hinton