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Headlines - April 15, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-04-15

Duration: 00:09:25

Subjects: Headlines | FLOODS | Natural Disasters | Flood damage | Politics | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Long, Gillis William, 1923-1985 | Louisiana. Legislature | Economy | Government reorganization | Louisiana. Department of Public Safety | Louisiana. Department of Corrections | Brown, James H. (James Harvey), 1945- | Campaign Finance | Political campaigns | Roemer, Charles, E., II, 1923-2012 | MARCELLO, CARLOS | O'Keefe, Michael | Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Tate Cove Abandoned Hazardous Waste Site | Blue Water Terminals, Inc. | PORTS


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Long, Gillis Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Vaughn, Roger Speaker
  • Brown, Jim Speaker
  • Lambert, John Speaker


This segment from the April 15, 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 clean-up efforts from the record flood in southeast Louisiana; Congressman Gillis Long criticizing Governor Dave Treen for his “inept” leadership; Governor Treen’s response to Long’s comments; economist Roger Vaughn testifying before a legislative committee on his recommendations for improving Louisiana’s economy; Governor Treen discussing his proposal to combine the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Corrections; Secretary of State Jim Brown discussing the need to set spending limits on political campaigns; an update on clean-up plans for the abandoned hazardous waste site at Tate Cove in Evangeline Parish; and officials from Blue Water Terminals, Inc. announcing their plans to build a deep-water port near New Orleans for the transportation of coal. Host: Beth George