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Special Session #2 Preview (1988)

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: 1988-07-29

Duration: 00:05:45

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1988 | Tax reform


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Sockman, Roger Reporter
  • Ewing, Randy Interviewee
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Laborde, Raymond Interviewee
  • Travis, John Interviewee
  • Cross, Mike Speaker
  • Zervigon, Mary Speaker
  • Adley, Robert Interviewee
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Interviewee
  • Alario, John Interviewee
  • Bares, Allen Interviewee


This segment from the July 29, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Roger Sockman’s preview of the second Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature focusing on tax reform. His report includes: an interview with State Senator Randy Ewing; a press conference with Governor Buddy Roemer discussing his goals for the session; interviews with State Representatives Raymond Laborde and John Travis on the a proposal to lower the homestead exemption; State Senator Mike Cross speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club; Mary Zervigon, the chairwoman of the Louisiana Tax Commission, speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club; and interviews with State Representative Robert Adley, State Senator B.B. “Sixty” Rayburn, State Representative John Alario, and Senate President Allen Bares. Host: Ken Lormand