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Headlines - August 31, 1979

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-08-31

Duration: 00:07:50

Subjects: Headlines | Amusement parks | OIL INDUSTRY | Gasoline shortages | Politics | Elections, 1979 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1979 | Fitzmorris, James E. (James Edward), 1921- | BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Political corruption | Paramount Theatre (Baton Rouge, La.) | Movie theaters | Demolitions


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Fitzmorris, Jimmy Speaker


This segment from the August 31, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines. These stories include: Governor Edwin Edwards announcing the plans of a private investment group to build a theme park on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain in St. Tammany Parish; an interview with Governor Edwards on the increase in crude oil imports by oil companies during the summer’s gas shortage and the possibility of temporary shortages in the future; Lieutenant Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris, a gubernatorial candidate, speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club about the problem of political corruption; and the demolition of the Paramount Theatre in Baton Rouge. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome