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Headlines - June 8, 1979

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-06-08

Duration: 00:06:29

Subjects: Headlines | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1979 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | Education | Literacy | High school diplomas | DOZIER, GIL | Elections, 1979 | Louisiana secretary of state election, 1979 | BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Jeffers, Ben | Catahoula leopard dog | State dogs


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker
  • Jackson, Alphonse Interviewee
  • Doucet, Eddie Speaker
  • Dozier, Gil Speaker
  • Jeffers, Ben Speaker


This segment from the June 8, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines from the 1979 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: testimony before the House Education Committee on a bill requiring graduating high school seniors to pass a basic literacy test before receiving their diplomas; Commissioner of Agriculture Gil Dozier denying charges that he tried to shake down an auction barn operator for a campaign contribution; Ben Jeffers, a candidate for Secretary of State, speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club; and the passage of a bill out of committee that names the Catahoula as the state dog of Louisiana. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome