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Louisiana 2000 (1991)



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1991-12-02

Duration: 01:00:25

Subjects: Education | Roemer, Buddy


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • Bush, George Speaker
  • Alexander, Lamar Speaker
  • Kearns, David Speaker
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Pendarvis, Pat Speaker
  • Scott, Charles E. Speaker
  • Pope, J. Rogers Speaker
  • Ellis, Leslie Speaker
  • Arveson, Ray Speaker
  • Nickels, Hugh Speaker
  • Thompson, Richard Speaker
  • Skelton, Fred Speaker
  • Abbiatti, Mike Speaker
  • Shaw, B. L. Speaker
  • Cosper, Sammie Speaker


This program from December 2, 1991, features Beth Courtney hosting a live update on the town hall meetings taking place around the state to create local strategies to achieve the goals of the Louisiana 2000 education initiative. Governor Buddy Roemer joins Courtney in the studio to question participants on their progress in the town hall meetings. The program includes: United States Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander and Deputy Secretary of Education David Kearns outlining the goals of America 2000, the Bush Administration’s new education policy; Governor Roemer discussing the origins of America 2000 and Louisiana’s development of Louisiana 2000; an update via satellite on the meeting in Livingston Parish with Pat Pendarvis, moderator, Dr. Charles E. Scott, principal at Doyle High School, J. Rogers Pope, the superintendent of the Livingston Parish Public Schools, and Dr. Leslie Ellis, retired educator; call-in updates from Bossier Parish, Concordia Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Ouachita Parish, and Sabine Parish; a call-in from United States Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander; an update via satellite from Shreveport with Mike Abbiatti, facilitator, and Dr. B. L. Shaw of the Caddo Parish School Board; call-in updates from Red River Parish and St. James Parish; and comments from the studio audience.