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International Year Of The Child (1979)

Of Equal Value



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-12-05

Duration: 00:27:59

Subjects: International Year of the Child, 1979 | Children | Earth, Wind & Fire (Musical group) | Young, Jean Childs | INFANT MORTALITY | School integration. | Desegregation | Louisiana School for the Deaf | Children with disabilities


  • Wilmore, Hedi Host
  • Myers, Cheryll Host
  • Dunn, Larry Interviewee
  • Young, Jean Childs Interviewee
  • Hebert, Larry Interviewee
  • Davis, Teisha Interviewee
  • Chube, Lawrence Interviewee
  • Dornier, Lynley Interviewee
  • Casey, Ouida Interviewee
  • Chavin, Aaron Interviewee
  • Corson, Harvey Interviewee
  • Bordelon, Diane Interviewee
  • Soderberg, Janice Interviewee


This episode of the series “Of Equal Value” from December 5, 1979, focuses on the United Nations’ International Year of the Child. It includes: an interview with keyboardist Larry Dunn of Earth, Wind, and Fire on the band’s participation with the initiative; an interview with Jean Childs Young, the chair of the United States Commission on the Year of the Child; an interview with Dr. Larry Hebert, the head of the Pediatric Unit at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge, on Louisiana’s high infant mortality rate; interviews with East Baton Rouge Parish public school students Teisha Davis, Lawrence Chube, Lynley Dormier, Ouida Casey, and Aaron Chauvin, who discuss their feelings on attending an integrated school; a visit to the Louisiana School for the Deaf, including interviews with Superintendent Dr. Harvey Corson and teachers Diane Bordelon and Janice Soderburg; and an in-studio performance by a children’s choir. Hosts: Hedi Wilmore and Cheryll Myers