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Poverty in the Delta, Part 2 (1994)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-07-01

Duration: 00:07:17

Subjects: Poverty | Economy


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Brown, Patricia Interviewee
  • Robinson, Caroline Interviewee
  • Spearman, Joyce Interviewee
  • Gaines, Georgia Interviewee
  • King, Irena Interviewee


This segment from the July 1, 1994, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the second part of Arcie Chapa’s report on the high poverty rate in the Lower Mississippi Delta region of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Her report focuses on the lack of economic opportunities for residents in Lake Providence, Louisiana. She interviews: Patricia Brown, school teacher; Caroline Robinson, LSU Agriculture Extension; Joyce Spearman, young mother; Georgia Gaines, president of the Outreach Center; and Irena King, school teacher. Host: Robert Collins