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Louisiana: Generation at Risk (1987)



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-01-28

Duration: 00:58:27

Subjects: Teenage pregnancy | Teenagers | Substance abuse | Drug addiction | High school dropouts | Suicide


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Suire, Harold Panelist
  • Morgan, Angelin Panelist
  • Roberts, Edward Panelist
  • Atchison, Doreen Panelist


This program from January 28, 1987, features Rob Hinton hosting a live panel discussion on the problems facing teenagers in Louisiana. This local program followed a national broadcast on the issue. The panelists are: Harold Suire, the vice president of education for the Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce; Angelin Morgan, the director of the Teen Parent Center in Baton Rouge; Judge Edward Roberts of the Alexandria City Court; and Doreen Atchison, the clinical director of the adolescent unit of the Chemical Dependency Unit in Baton Rouge. They discuss: the types of crimes committed by juveniles; the state’s high rate of high school dropouts; teen pregnancy; teen substance abuse; teen suicide in Louisiana; and how communities can come together to address these issues.