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Headlines - March 9, 1979

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: 1979-03-09

Duration: 00:08:44

Subjects: Labor | Headlines | State employee pay raises | Teacher pay raises | Economy | Kahn, Alfred E. (Alfred Edward) | New Orleans Police Department | Public employee strikes | Strikes | Louisiana. Office of State Police | Louisiana. National Guard | Passman, Otto | PARK, TONGSUN | KOREAGATE | TRIALS | Alimony | Democratic Party


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Morial, Ernest Speaker
  • Garrison, Bo Speaker
  • Guste, William Interviewee
  • Long, Russell Speaker
  • White, John Speaker
  • Long, Gillis Speaker


This segment from the March 9, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines. These stories include: a press conference with Governor Edwin Edwards discussing his proposal for state employee and teacher pay raises and his argument with economist Alfred Kahn; New Orleans Mayor Ernest Morial announcing the end of the strike by the New Orleans Police Department; Governor Edwards and Colonel Bo Garrison of the State Police discussing the cost of using the National Guard and state troopers to protect New Orleans during the police strike; jury selection in the trial of former Congressman Otto Passman on tax evasion and bribery charges related to the Koreagate scandal, as well as the arrival of key witness, Tongsun Park; Attorney General William Guste discussing the need for Louisiana to change its current alimony law, which allows only women to receive alimony, after the United States Supreme Court struck down a similar law in Alabama; and speeches from the first Louisiana State Democratic Convention. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome