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Technology Conference in Thibodaux (1997)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997-11-14

Duration: 00:08:11

Subjects: Technology | Educational technology | Health Care


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Picard, Cecil Interviewee
  • Mills, P. J. Interviewee
  • Downer, Hunt Speaker
  • Tauzin, Billy Interviewee
  • Berajka, Mark Interviewee
  • Foster, Mike Speaker
  • Savoie, Joe Interviewee
  • Jindal, Bobby Interviewee


This segment from the November 14, 1997, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on a technology conference at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux focused on the use of technology in education and health care. It includes highlights of the speeches given by Speaker of the House Hunt Downer and Governor Mike Foster. Duhe also interviews: Superintendent of Education Cecil Picard; P. J. Mills, the CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield; Congressman Billy Tauzin, the conference’s sponsor; Mark Berajka, Microsoft Government Relations; Commissioner of Higher Education Joe Savoie; and Secretary Bobby Jindal of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). Host: Robert Collins