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State Rep. Pat Smith Interview (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-07-17

Duration: 00:05:58

Subjects: Politics | Smith, Patricia Haynes | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2009 | State legislators | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Louisiana Art & Science Museum | Education | High school diplomas


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Smith, Pat Interviewee


This segment from the July 17, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an on-set interview with State Representative Pat Smith of Baton Rouge on comments she made this past week at the Baton Rouge Press Club regarding Governor Bobby Jindal and his “punitive actions” towards state legislators who did support his agenda during the 2009 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford talk to Smith about: a bill that she sponsored for funding the Louisiana Art & Science Museum in Baton Rouge that was vetoed by Governor Jindal because he stated it was not a “regional program”; Governor Jindal’s other “punitive actions” towards legislators and his appointees; why she is terming his actions as “punitive”; her support of the dual diploma track in high schools; and not hearing from the Governor’s Office after her comments.