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Death of Theta Xi Fraternity Pledge at LSU (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-01-19

Duration: 00:07:29

Subjects: FRATERNITIES | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Theta Xi Fraternity | Hazing | Louisiana. Office of State Police


  • George, Beth Host
  • Lesem, Joe Reporter
  • Walton, Christie Reporter
  • Diez, Jeffrey Interviewee
  • Kinghorn, Steve Interviewee
  • Bernard, Tommy Interviewee


This segment from the January 19, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the death of a pledge of the Theta Xi fraternity at LSU during a fraternity initiation ceremony. This report touches on the possibility that hazing was involved. Host: Beth George