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The Major Issues of the 1979 Legislative Session

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-12-28

Duration: 00:06:02

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1979 | Louisiana. Legislature | Sex Education | Education | Environment | Government reorganization | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources | EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT | Head and Master Laws | Community property | Women's rights | Marriage | Politics


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Laborde, M.J. Speaker
  • LeBlanc, Sam Speaker
  • Fernandez, Manny Interviewee


This segment from the December 28, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the major issues of the 1979 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: the debate on lifting the ban on the teaching of sex education in public schools; the quality of education; the state budget; the reorganization of the state’s environmental regulatory functions under the Department of Natural Resources; the Equal Rights Amendment; and the end of the Head and Master law in favor of equal management of community property within a marriage. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome