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LPB Featured on CBS Sunday Morning (1995)



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Washington, D.C., Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: CBS News

Date Issued: 1995-01

Duration: 00:10:04

Subjects: Corporation for Public Broadcasting | PUBLIC TELEVISION | Louisiana Public Broadcasting


  • Osgood, Charles Host
  • Smith, Terence Reporter
  • Gingrich, Newt Speaker
  • Burton, Levar Speaker
  • Courtney, Beth Interviewee
  • Minow, Newton Interviewee
  • Markey, Ed Interviewee


This segment from a January 1995 episode of “CBS Sunday Morning” features Terence Smith’s report on Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s efforts to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and privatize public television and radio. Smith’s report includes highlights from Congressional testimony and his visit to Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He interviews Beth Courtney, the president and CEO of LPB, who discusses the value of public television. Host: Charles Osgood