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Week in Review – September 16, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-09-16

Duration: 00:06:14

Subjects: ATCHAFALAYA BASIN | Brown, James H. (James Harvey), 1945- | Elections, 1983 | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Television debates | Politics | Headlines | Cannon, Billy Abb, 1937-


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


This segment from the September 16, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson and Beth Courtney reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the release of the FBI crime statistics in Louisiana for 1982; Dr. Billy Cannon reporting to a federal prison in Texas to begin serving his five-year sentence for counterfeiting; the death of Bossier City Mayor Marvin Anding; the State estimating the cost for the clean-up of four abandoned hazardous waste sites at $200 million; the completion of the clean-up at the site of the Livingston train derailment; the State purchasing 10,000 acres of the Atchafalaya River Basin in Pointe Coupee Parish and St. Martin Parish; an increase in Louisiana’s unemployment rate; the president of the Allied Oil Workers Union estimating that the Ethyl Corporation’s sale of part of its plant will result in at least 100 more lay-offs than the original estimates; the conviction of Reverend Roy Bourgeois of Lutcher on six charges related to his protest of the training of Salvadorian soldiers at Fort Benning in Georgia; the U.S. House of Representatives approving an off-shore oil and gas revenue sharing bill; an interview with Secretary of State Jim Brown on the possible long lines at the polls on Election Day due to the expected high voter turnout; and highlights from the second LPB debate between Governor Dave Treen and former Governor Edwin Edwards.