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Illiteracy in Louisiana: Between the Lines (1987)



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-04-22

Duration: 00:31:22

Subjects: Literacy | Education | Reading | Economy


  • Smith, Rick Host
  • Gossett, Glenn Speaker
  • Budd, Virginia Speaker
  • Varino, George Speaker
  • Bares, Allen Speaker
  • O'Neal, B.F. Speaker
  • Williams, Susan Speaker
  • Pliner, Imogene Speaker
  • McManus, John Speaker
  • Haley, Joe Speaker
  • Cortez, Larry Speaker


This program from April 22, 1987, features Rick Smith moderating a discussion with a live studio audience on Louisiana’s high illiteracy rate following a broadcast of LPB’s 1986 program, “Illiteracy in Louisiana: Between the Lines.” The speakers include: Glenn Gossett, Louisiana Department of Education’s Bureau of Adult Education; Virginia Budd, Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE); George Varino, adult education program in East Baton Rouge Parish; State Senator Allen Bares; State Representative B.F. O’Neal; Susan Williams, Louisiana Department of Labor; Imogene Pliner, Public Affairs Research Council (PAR); John McManus, adult education student; Joe Haley, adult education student; and Larry Cortez, adult education student.