User Login

Login Access

Search the Collections

Constitutional Amendments (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-10-31

Duration: 00:05:53

Subjects: Elections, 1980 | Constitutional amendments | Louisiana. Constitution (1974) | Louisiana. Supreme Court | Taxes | PROPERTY TAXES | HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION | HIGHER EDUCATION | Universities and colleges


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Calogero, Pascal Interviewee
  • Dennis, Jim Interviewee
  • Cole, Luther Speaker
  • Thiel, Art Interviewee
  • Granger, Frank Interviewee
  • Thompson, Mary Interviewee


This segment from the October 31, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the four constitutional amendments on the ballot for Election Day on November 4. These amendments would move automatic criminal appeals to the Court of Appeals instead of the Louisiana Supreme Court, increase the homestead exemption on property taxes, grant voting rights to college students serving on the governing boards for colleges and universities, and roll back millage rates. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome