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Teen Pregnancy (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-01-29

Duration: 00:09:47

Subjects: Teenage mothers | Teenage pregnancy | Sex Education


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Green, Barbara Interviewee
  • Montgomery, Wanda Interviewee
  • Robbins, Coretta Interviewee
  • Lovings, Neila Interviewee
  • Flournoy, Melissa Interviewee
  • Catchings, Sue Interviewee
  • Cooper, Pat Interviewee
  • Robinson, Skip Interviewee
  • Wright, Kim Interviewee
  • Smith, William Interviewee
  • White, Suzanne Interviewee


This segment from the January 29, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the state’s high teenage pregnancy rate. Chapa reports that only 24 parishes opted to teach sex education in public schools. She interviews: Barbara Green, a counselor with the Office of Women’s Services Teen Pregnancy Center; Wanda Montgomery, teen mother; Coretta Robhins, teen mother; Neila Lovings, teen mother; State Representative Melissa Flournoy; Sue Catchings, biology teacher; Pat Cooper, the superintendent of the West Feliciana Parish Public Schools; Skip Robinson, biology teacher; Kim Wright, high school student; William Smith, high school student; and Dr. Suzanne White, LSU Medical Center in New Orleans. Host: Robert Collins