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Headlines - March 21, 1980

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-03-21

Duration: 00:08:34

Subjects: Headlines | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1980 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives | President of the Louisiana State Senate | O'Keefe, Michael | Hainkel, John J. | Long, Russell B. | Johnston, J. Bennett (John Bennett), 1932- | Balanced budget | OIL INDUSTRY | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Energy | Environment | Politics


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Baker, Richard Speaker
  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Long, Russell Speaker
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Speaker
  • Guste, William Speaker


This segment from the March 21, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines. These stories include: a report on the special session of the legislature, including the election of John Hainkel as Speaker of the House and re-election of Michael O’Keefe as Senate President; the reaction of United States Senators Russell Long and J. Bennett Johnston to President Jimmy Carter’s new economic program aimed at balancing the budget, which includes a new oil import fee; and a press conference with Attorney General William Guste discussing the state’s legal efforts to force the clean-up of hazardous waste sites. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome