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The Break-up of AT&T (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-01-13

Duration: 00:09:16

Subjects: Telephone | Local telephone service | American Telephone and Telegraph Company | SOUTH CENTRAL BELL | Business


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Williams, Tom Interviewee
  • Woods, Greg Interviewee
  • Myers, Ann Interviewee


This segment from the January 13, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on the impact of the court-ordered break-up of AT&T on consumers’ telephone service. This report touches on the changes related to telephone equipment, repairs, and rates. She interviews: Tom Williams of South Central Bell; Greg Woods of Gage Telephone System; and Ann Myers of the Office of Consumer Protection. Hosts: Ken Johnson and Beth Courtney