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Headlines - February 9, 1979

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Chalmette, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-02-09

Duration: 00:06:59

Subjects: Headlines | Labor | Strikes | New Orleans Police Department | Public employee strikes | Police | Unions | Tenneco Oil Refinery (Chalmette, La.) | Louisiana. Department of Health and Human Resources | OYSTER INDUSTRY | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | PROPERTY TAXES | BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Public utilities | LSU Tigers (Football team) | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Bruno, Vincent Speaker
  • Cherry, William Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Dietzel, Paul Speaker


This segment from the February 9, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines. These stories include: a strike by the New Orleans Police Department after Mayor Ernest “Dutch” Morial refused to recognize their union; a strike by oil workers at the Tenneco Refinery in Chalmette; Dr. William Cherry, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources, announcing the closure of oyster beds in Plaquemines Parish due to bacterial contamination; Governor Edwin Edwards discussing the withdrawal of a lawsuit by utility South Central Bell related to the payment of property taxes; and LSU Athletic Director Paul Dietzel speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club about his requirements in selecting a new head football coach. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome