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Big Charity Hospital (1988)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-02-05

Duration: 00:04:44

Subjects: Health Care | STATE BUDGET | Hospitals | Louisiana Charity Hospital System


  • Zewe, Charles Host
  • White, Jeff Reporter
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Sweeny, H.K. "Woody" Speaker
  • Conerly, Louis A. Interviewee
  • Roberts, Elliot C. Interviewee
  • Pickney, Myrtle Interviewee


This segment from the February 5, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff White’s report on the financial problems facing Big Charity Hospital in New Orleans. His report includes: an interview with Governor-Elect Buddy Roemer during his visit to the hospital; highlights of H.K. “Woody” Sweeny’s testimony before the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget; and interviews with Louis A. Conerly, the finance director at Charity Hospital, Elliot C. Roberts, the hospital administrator, and Myrtle Pickney, patient. Host: Charles Zewe