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Headlines - September 8, 1978

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-09-08

Duration: 00:11:02

Subjects: Louisiana. Division of Administration | Louisiana. Department of State Civil Service | Prisons | Prison overcrowding | Politics | Elections, 1978 | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 1978 | Jenkins, Woody | Johnston, J. Bennett (John Bennett), 1932- | Political campaigns | Campaign Finance | Labor | Strikes | TEACHERS | Public employee strikes | New Orleans Public Schools | Taxes


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker
  • Davison, James Speaker
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee
  • Roemer, Charles Interviewee
  • Simoneaux, Frank Interviewee
  • Tattersol, Pete Interviewee


This segment from the September 8, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines. These stories include: a report on the U.S. Senate Race between incumbent J. Bennett Johnston and State Representative Woody Jenkins, including spending on the campaign and the issue of taxes; an update on the continuing strike by teachers in the New Orleans Public Schools; Commissioner of Administration Charles Roemer’s attempt to keep his employees out of the State Civil Service system; and a meeting of the Governor’s Prison Advisory Commission, which is studying the problem of prison overcrowding. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome