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Women-Owned Businesses (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-03-27

Duration: 00:24:48

Subjects: Women-owned business enterprises | Women | Business | Entrepreneurship


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • Masingale, Sonya Reporter
  • Davis, Renata Interviewee
  • Beier, Katherine Interviewee
  • Capozzoli, Louis Interviewee
  • Moore, Sam Interviewee
  • Godso, Kim Interviewee
  • Norris, Sharon Interviewee
  • Cosey, Claudius Interviewee
  • Strider, Patsy Green Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from March 27, 1987, focuses on women-owned businesses in Louisiana. Rob Hinton first reports on the week’s headlines. These stories include: televangelist Jim Bakker accusing Louisiana televangelist Jimmy Swaggart of trying to take over the PTL Club; Governor Edwin Edwards releasing his executive budget; and the start of the federal trial of William Huls, the former secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. Next, Hinton profiles Renata Davis, the owner of The Black Forest Restaurant in downtown Baton Rouge. Lynda Roedts then profiles Dr. Katherine Beier, a veterinarian in Baton Rouge. Next, Sonya Masingale profiles Sharon Norris, an interior designer and the owner of Jar-Pauls Interiors. Lastly, Hinton conducts an in-studio interview with Patsy Green Strider, the director of the Louisiana Office of Women’s Business Enterprises. She discusses the work of her office in supporting women entrepreneurs.