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Week in Review – February 3, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-02-03

Duration: 00:04:57

Subjects: Education | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality | Economy | ATCHAFALAYA BASIN


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Clausen, Tom Interviewee
  • Day, Winston Speaker


This segment from the February 3, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson and Beth Courtney reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approving tougher high school graduation requirements; an interview with Superintendent of Education-Elect Tom Clausen on his reaction to BESE’s decision; an update on campaign debts from the 1983 statewide elections; the swearing-in of Winston Day, the first Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ); the Cargill Company closing the rock salt mine at Belle Isle due to safety concerns; the Department of Commerce announcing the approval of tax breaks for ten companies in exchange for the creation of 1,200 new jobs in economically depressed areas; and the Reagan Administration rejecting Governor Dave Treen’s request to provide federal aid to purchase and protect land in the Atchafalaya Basin.