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Week in Review – September 30, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-09-30

Duration: 00:05:13

Subjects: Headlines | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Politics | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Edwards, Edwin W. | In vitro fertilization


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


This segment from the September 30, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Beth Courtney and Ken Johnson reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: interviews with Governor Dave Treen and former Governor Edwin Edwards on the state of the 1983 gubernatorial election; doctors at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital in New Orleans performing their first in-vitro fertilization procedure; Continental Airlines shutting down its operations in Shreveport; five employees from the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office receiving subpoenas to appear before a federal grand jury as a part of an investigation into the office’s handling of several cocaine cases; the one-year anniversary of the Livingston Train Derailment; the conviction of Angola inmate George Gibson on two charges of aggravated kidnapping for the attempted kidnapping of Angola Warden Ross Maggio and his mother; and a computer glitch at the Department of Labor causing problems with the mailing of unemployment checks.