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State Senator Bill Keith Profile (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-07-11

Duration: 00:07:09

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1980 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | State legislators | Keith, Bill, 1934- | Evangelicalism | Religion | Drunk driving | Prayer in the public schools | Abortion


  • George, Beth Host
  • Keith, Bill Interviewee


This segment from the July 11, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of State Senator Bill Keith of Shreveport. He discusses the formation of Evangelical Christian lobbying groups, the legislation he introduced related to increasing the age to purchase alcohol, drunk driving, and allowing prayer in public schools, leading a prayer vigil outside of an abortion clinic in Shreveport and making other legislators uncomfortable with his proposed legislation. Host: Beth George