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U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston Interview (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-07-03

Duration: 00:14:39

Subjects: Johnston, J. Bennett (John Bennett), 1932- | SENATORS | Education | Busing for school integration | School integration. | Desegregation | Politics | United States. Congress. Senate


  • George, Beth Host
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee


This segment from the July 3, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-studio interview with U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston. He discusses the status of his bill in the United States Congress, which aims to limit the ability of the federal courts to order forced busing as a part of school desegregation plans. Host: Beth George