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Public Defender System (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-12-03

Duration: 00:13:44

Subjects: Public defenders | Criminal justice, Administration of


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Dalton, Sam Interviewee
  • Smith, Clive Stafford Interviewee
  • Moreau, Mark Interviewee
  • Tessier, Rick Interviewee
  • Holdridge, John Interviewee


This segment from the December 3, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the problems facing the state’s public defender system due to a lack of state funding. He interviews: Sam Dalton, attorney; Clive Stafford-Smith, attorney and founder of Pro Bono Clinics; Mark Moreau, Legal Assistance Corporation; Rick Tessier, attorney; and John Holdridge, attorney. Host: Robert Collins