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Headlines - June 15, 1979

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-06-15

Duration: 00:06:54

Subjects: Headlines | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1979 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | STATE BUDGET | Tax exemptions | Education | Louisiana. Department of Education | NUCLEAR ENERGY | Energy | Nuclear power plants | Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station | River Bend Nuclear Station | Public utilities | Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.)


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Dunn, Forrest Speaker
  • Bares, Allen Speaker
  • Gunter, Carl Speaker
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker
  • LeBlanc, Sam Speaker


This segment from the June 15, 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: Governor Edwin Edwards testifying before the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee on his opposition to the tax exemptions in the state budget; debate on the floor of the House of Representatives on a bill that would make the Superintendent of Education an appointive position; and the approval of an executive and legislative study on the safety of building two nuclear power plants in the state, the River Bend Nuclear Station in St. Francisville by Gulf States Utilities and the Waterford 3 Nuclear Station in St. Charles Parish by Louisiana Power and Light, in the wake of the accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant in Pennsylvania. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome