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Reporters’ Roundtable – July 8, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-07-08

Duration: 00:15:51

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Journalists | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Deferred Compensation Corporation of Louisiana | Louisiana. Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Freeman, Robert L., 1934- | STATE BUDGET | Multibank holding companies | Banking Industry | Lotteries | Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Young, David Host
  • Duffy, Joan Panelist
  • Wardlaw, Jack Panelist


This segment from the July 8, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features David Young and Robyn Ekings leading a reporters’ roundtable with Joan Duffy of United Press International and Jack Wardlaw of the New Orleans Times-Picayune on the conclusion of the 1983 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. They discuss: the impact of the investigation into the Deferred Compensation Corporation of Louisiana (DCCL) on the 1983 gubernatorial election between former Governor Edwin Edwards and Governor Dave Treen; Treen’s veto of two-thirds of Lieutenant Governor Bobby Freeman’s budget; the debate over the state budget; the defeat of the multibank holding company bill and the lottery proposal; the creation of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ); and the upcoming statewide elections in November.