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Real IDs (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-11-02

Duration: 00:04:50

Subjects: Louisiana. Office of Motor Vehicles | Drivers' licenses


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • St. Germain, Karen Interviewee


This segment from the November 2, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the requirements for a Real ID, a more secure version of a drivers’ license that will be required by October 2020 to fly within the United States without a passport. She interviews Commissioner Karen St. German of the Office of Motor Vehicles, who discusses: the origins of the Real ID; the Louisiana Legislature’s delay in implementing it; the Real ID being optional in Louisiana; and the requirements to receive one. Host: Andre Moreau