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New Orleans Mayor Ernest Morial Interview (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-04-03

Duration: 00:07:11

Subjects: Morial, Ernest N. | Local governments | Crime


  • George, Beth Host
  • Morial, Ernest Interviewee


This segment from the April 3, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with New Orleans Mayor Ernest Morial. He discusses the effect of President Ronald Reagan’s proposed budget cuts on the city, dwindling revenue bases for local governments, the crime rate, and the high expectations he faced as the city’s first black mayor. Host: Beth George