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AIDS & Youth (1989)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-10-20

Duration: 00:09:00

Subjects: Health | AIDS (Disease) | Problem youth


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • McFarland, Louise Interviewee
  • Boudreaux, Phil Interviewee
  • Doucet, Hosea Interviewee
  • VanDyke, Russell Interviewee


This segment from the October 20, 1989, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s report on the growing number of AIDS cases among runaway and homeless youth in Louisiana. Nachman reports that Louisiana ranks thirteenth in the nation in the total number of AIDS cases. She interviews: Dr. Louise McFarland, chief epidemiologist with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals; Phil Boudreaux, the executive director of Covenant House in New Orleans; Dr. Hosea Doucet, the medical director of Covenant House; and Dr. Russell VanDyke, an associate professor of pediatrics at Tulane University. Host: Robert Collins