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1980 Year in Review: From Edwards to Treen

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-01-02

Duration: 00:05:15

Subjects: Politics | Edwards, Edwin W. | Brilab scandal | Political corruption | Roemer, Charles, E., II, 1923-2012 | MARCELLO, CARLOS | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Louisiana gubernatorial inauguration, 1980


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker


This segment from the January 2, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a look back at the stories related to the transition of power from Governor Edwin Edwards to Governor Dave Treen in 1980. These major stories include: the final days of the Edwin Edwards administration; the Brilab investigation and subsequent indictments of former Commissioner of Administration Charles Roemer and reputed New Orleans mafia boss Carlos Marcello; and the inauguration of Dave Treen. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome