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Roemer’s Bossier Parish Roots (1988)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-03-11

Duration: 00:07:38

Subjects: Roemer, Buddy


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Sockman, Roger Reporter
  • Payne, Jerry Interviewee
  • Lampkin, Frank Interviewee
  • Averett, Nalda Interviewee
  • Walker, Danny Interviewee
  • Lyles, Christine Interviewee
  • Dykes, D.L. Interviewee
  • Roemer, Charles, II Interviewee
  • Roemer, Adeline Interviewee


This segment from the March 11, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Roger Sockman’s visit to Bossier Parish to meet with the family and friends of Governor-Elect Buddy Roemer prior to his March 14th inauguration. Sockman reports that Roemer grew up on Scopena Plantation near Bossier City. He interviews: Jerry Payne, his classmate; Frank Lampkin, his high school principal; Nelda Averett, his uncle; Danny Walker, his boyhood friend; Christine Lyles, the former Roemer family cook; Dr. D.L. Dykes, his former minister; Charles Roemer II, his father; and Adeline Roemer, his mother. Host: Ken Lormand