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Reporters' Show - January 1, 1982

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-01-01

Duration: 00:27:50

Subjects: Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Louisiana. Legislature | Desegregation | Universities and colleges | NATURAL GAS | Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Filmed panel discussions | Journalists | Politics | Brilab scandal | Political corruption | Roemer, Charles, E., II, 1923-2012 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | HIGHER EDUCATION | College integration


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Carroll, Mark Photographer
  • Bryan, Bill Photographer
  • Jobe, Darnell Photographer
  • Fourrier, Clay Director
  • Bush, Charles Associate Producer
  • Blome, Ron Producer
  • George, Beth Producer
  • George, Beth Panelist
  • Hill, John Panelist
  • Duffy, Joan Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from January 1, 1982, features Ron Blome leading a panel discussion with three capitol reporters: Beth George of Louisiana Public Broadcasting; John Hill of Gannett News Service; and Joan Duffy of United Press International.  They discuss the major stories of 1981, including: Governor Dave Treen and his difficulty in publicizing his successes; the relationship between Treen and the Legislature; the intrigue of listening to the secret recordings of politicians during the Brilab trial; the effect of former Commissioner of Administration Charles Roemer’s conviction in the Brilab trial on Edwin Edwards’ 1983 gubernatorial campaign; the settlement reached in the higher education desegregation lawsuit; the possibility of the deregulation of natural gas; and the difficulty in cleaning up abandoned hazardous waste sites around the state.