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NAFTA & Louisiana (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-11-05

Duration: 00:17:32

Subjects: International trade | Tariff | Economy | North American Free Trade Agreement


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Clinton, Bill Speaker
  • Wall, Larry Interviewee
  • Bowser, Gregory Interviewee
  • Brinson, J. Ron Interviewee
  • Melancon, Charlie Interviewee
  • Bussie, Victor Interviewee
  • Price, Harold Interviewee


This segment from the November 5, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the potential impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Louisiana. Duhe reports that some economists are concerned about thousands of job losses in the United States if the agreement passes Congress. He interviews: Larry Wall, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association; Gregory Bowser, Louisiana Chemical Association; J. Ron Brinson, Port of New Orleans; and Charlie Melancon, Sugar Cane League. Robert Collins then conducts an in-studio interview with Victor Bussie, the president of the Louisiana AFL-CIO, and Harold Price, the assistant secretary of the Louisiana Department of Economic Development. They discuss their differing views on NAFTA.