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Headlines - January 28, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-01-28

Duration: 00:05:52

Subjects: Headlines | WATER SUPPLY | Water quality | Cyanides | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | DWI | Drunk driving | O'Keefe, Michael | LAY-OFFS | Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation | Good Hope Refineries, Inc. | OIL REFINERIES | Economy | Recessions


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Garrison, Bo Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Nelson, Howard Speaker


This segment from the January 28, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a wrap-up of the top stories from around the state. These stories include: the investigation into prank calls alleging that the water supply in 60 communities had been poisoned with cyanide; Governor Dave Treen signing a bill that provides grant money to local law enforcement agencies to help enforce the new DWI legislation; Senate President Michael O’Keefe attending a hearing into his federal mail fraud and obstruction of justice charges in New Orleans; Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical announcing lay-offs at their Chalmette and Baton Rouge plants; and the Good Hope Oil Refinery in Norco announcing that it is filing for bankruptcy. Host: Beth George