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Week in Review – September 23, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-09-23

Duration: 00:03:11

Subjects: Headlines | Port of New Orleans | Louisiana Public Service Commission | Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station | Nuclear power plants | Lung cancer | Health


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host


This segment from the September 23, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson and Robyn Ekings reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: a slight decrease in Louisiana’s unemployment rate in August; the Port of New Orleans reporting a $1.5 million loss in the previous fiscal year; the Louisiana Public Service Commission ruling that investor-owned utilities must get state approval before building new power plants; a Ralph Nader organization ranking Waterford 3 in St. Charles Parish as the worst managed nuclear power plant in the United States; Michael Perry of Jennings pleading not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal shootings of his parents and three relatives; and LSU researchers releasing their findings that children with mothers who smoke have a higher risk of lung cancer.