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Week in Review – February 17, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-02-17

Duration: 00:04:52

Subjects: BROWN, OSSIE | O'Keefe, Michael | CLAUSEN, TOM | Pan Am Flight 759 Crash, 1982 | Elections, 1984 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 1984


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Brown, Ossie Interviewee
  • Rothschild, Herbert, Jr. Speaker


This segment from the February 17, 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: East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Ossie Brown pleading not guilty to federal extortion charges; a federal judge ordering former Senate President Michael O’Keefe to begin serving his 16-month prison sentence on mail fraud and obstruction of justice charges on April 1st; Superintendent of Education-Elect Tom Clausen admitting to testifying before a federal grand jury in New Orleans; a jury finding former railroad engineer Edward Peyton Robertson guilty of the reckless handling of hazardous materials in the Livingston Train Derailment; a brazen daylight robbery in Leesville involving a helicopter and the theft of $163,000; a jury awarding a $3.1 million settlement to a Kenner man who lost his wife and child in the 1982 Pan Am Flight 759 crash; the Monroe City Council voting in favor of adding fluoride to the city’s water system; Herbert Rothschild, Jr. announcing his candidacy for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District against incumbent Henson Moore; and Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Odom and Commissioner of Insurance Sherman Bernard reacting to possible budget cuts in their departments.