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Week in Review – March 23, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-03-23

Duration: 00:03:10

Subjects: Elections, 1984 | United States presidential election, 1984 | Apportionment (Election law) | Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality | Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Perez, Leander, Jr. | CLAUSEN, TOM


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Dimos, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Scott, Jock Interviewee
  • Norton, Patricia Speaker


This segment from the March 23, 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: a federal court ruling that Louisiana cannot cancel its 1984 presidential primary; interviews with State Representatives Jimmy Dimos and Jock Scott on their reaction to the court’s decision; the U.S. Department of Justice approving Louisiana’s Congressional reapportionment plan, which creates the state’s first majority African American district; Governor Edwin Edwards appointing Patricia Norton as the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ); the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allocating $400,000 for a study on cleaning up the Bayou Sorrel hazardous waste site; an appeals court throwing out an indictment against Plaquemines Parish District Attorney Leander Perez, Jr.; and an update on the investigation into Superintendent of Education Tom Clausen.