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Headlines - September 1, 1978

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-09-1

Duration: 00:06:42

Subjects: Headlines | Labor | Strikes | TEACHERS | Public employee strikes | New Orleans Public Schools | First use tax | NATURAL GAS | GAS INDUSTRY | Blackout (Broadcasting) | BOXING | Ali, Muhammad, 1942- | Spinks, Leon, 1953- | Superdome (New Orleans, La.)


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Kelleher, Barbara Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Guste, William Speaker


This segment from the September 1, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines. These headlines include: a strike by teachers in the New Orleans Public Schools; a press conference given by Governor Edwin Edwards, where he discusses not wanting to get involved in the strike and his efforts to fight for the constitutionality of the first use tax on offshore natural gas; and a press conference by Attorney General William Guste, where he addresses not being able to lift the 200 mile television black-out for the fight between Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks being held at the Superdome in New Orleans on September 15. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome