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Saints National Anthem Protests (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-29

Duration: 00:02:09

Subjects: New Orleans Saints (Football team) | Protest movements | State legislators


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Havard, Kenny Interviewee
  • James, Ted Interviewee


This segment from the September 29, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the reaction of state legislators to the New Orleans Saints players who refused to stand during the national anthem in protest of police brutality against the black community. Moreau reports that some sttae legislators want to pull taxpayer dollars and incentives from the team. He interviews State Representatives Kenny Havard and Ted James.