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Major Issues of the Session's Final Week (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-07-10

Duration: 00:09:23

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1981 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | STATE BUDGET | CAPITAL OUTLAY | Convict labor | Prisons | PRISONERS | Horse racing | Louisiana Racing Commission | Professional Improvement Program | TEACHERS | Education | Science | CREATIONISM | Evolution


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Flory, Gordon Speaker
  • Phelps, C. Paul Speaker
  • Krasnoff, Sanford Interviewee
  • Keith, Bill Speaker
  • Nelson, Sydney Speaker


This segment from the July 10, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the major issues of the final week of the 1981 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These issues include: the state budget; the capital outlay bill; using inmate labor in the construction of state prisons; removing the members of the Louisiana Racing Commission for failing to expose widespread corruption in the horse racing industry; the Professional Improvement Program (PIPS) for teachers; and allowing the teaching of creationism in equal time with the theory of evolution in public schools. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome