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State of the State: Monroe (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-11-23

Duration: 00:12:45

Subjects: Economy | Crime | School integration.


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Wall, Jerry Interviewee
  • Buffington, Willie Interviewee
  • Crockett, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Russell, John Interviewee
  • Pughsley, John Interviewee


This segment from the November 23, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the state of the economic recovery in Monroe. His report also touches on the gang violence in the city and the status of desegregation in the city and parish school systems. He interviews: Dr. Jerry Wall, an economist at Northeast Louisiana University; Willie Buffington, the chief of the Monroe Police; Jimmy Crockett, a detective with the Monroe Police; Reverend John Russell, a city school board member; and John Pughsley, the city school superintendent. Host: Robert Collins