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Headlines - July 20, 1979

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-07-20

Duration: 00:07:34

Subjects: Leach, Buddy | Electoral fraud | Political corruption | Energy | 1970s energy crisis | Politics | Brown, James H. (James Harvey), 1945- | Elections, 1979 | Louisiana secretary of state election, 1979 | Electoral reform | BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Democratic Party | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1979 | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1979 | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Conservative Caucus | CAUCUSES | Headlines


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Brown, Jim Speaker
  • Bankston, Jesse Speaker
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker


This segment from the July 20, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines. These stories include: an indictment of Congressman Buddy Leach on charges of vote buying; Governor Edwin Edwards criticizing the federal directive to set all thermostats in state government buildings to 78 degrees in an attempt to conserve energy; State Senator Jim Brown, a candidate for Secretary of State, speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club on the need for election reform in order to eliminate voter fraud; Jesse Bankston, the Chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party, discussing the need for the party to unite in the face of a strong Republican opponent in the 1979 gubernatorial election; and State Representative Woody Jenkins discussing the success of the 1979 legislative session from the perspective of the Conservative Caucus. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome