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1979 Legislative Session Preview with Gov. Edwin Edwards

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-04-13

Duration: 00:08:31

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1979 | Louisiana. Legislature | Public employee strikes | Strikes | STATE BUDGET | Teacher pay raises | State employee pay raises | Gambling | Sex Education | Multibank holding companies | Banking Industry


  • George, Beth Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee


This segment from the April 13, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with Governor Edwin Edwards previewing the major issues of the upcoming legislative session. He discusses the possibility of a prohibition on strikes by public employees, the state budget, pay raises for teachers and state employees, and environmental reorganization. Edwards also expresses his views on controversial issues, such as legalized gambling, sex education in public schools, and allowing multi-bank holding companies in the state. Host: Beth George