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Week in Review – September 2, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-09-02

Duration: 00:02:40

Subjects: Headlines | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Television debates | Politics | Tenneco Oil Refinery (Chalmette, La.)


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee


This segment from the September 2, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson and Beth Courtney reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: interviews with Governor Dave Treen and former Governor Edwin Edwards on the potential impact of television debates on the 1983 gubernatorial election; a major explosion and fire at the Tenneco Oil Refinery in Chalmette; Reverend Jesse Jackson visiting New Orleans to help kick off the state’s black voter registration drive; the issuance of subpoenas to several members of a church in Lockport for allegedly helping to hide the dead body of an infant for more than a month; and a member of the National Commission on Excellence in Education discussing the need for upgraded textbooks in schools around the country.