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Headlines - August 17, 1979

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-08-17

Duration: 00:04:31

Subjects: Politics | Headlines | Gerald, Gaston | EXTORTION | Political corruption | Sex Education | Christian Defense League | Louisiana. Legislature | Elections, 1979 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1979 | Hardy, Paul, 1942- | Bussie, Victor V., 1919-2011 | Education | BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Gerald, Gaston Speaker
  • Minhinnette, Babs Speaker
  • Hardy, Paul Speaker


This segment from the August 17, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines. These stories include: the conviction of State Senator Gaston Gerald on charges of extortion; a lawsuit filed by the Christian Defense League claiming that the vote in the legislature on the bill lifting the ban on the teaching of sex education in public schools was inaccurate and should be invalidated; and Secretary of State Paul Hardy, a gubernatorial candidate, speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club on education and Victor Bussie, the president of the Louisiana AFL-CIO, not having a role in his administration. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome