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Week in Review – April 6, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-04-06

Duration: 00:03:00

Subjects: Capital Punishment | O'Keefe, Michael | Bush, George, 1924- | Elections, 1984 | United States presidential election, 1984 | Democratic Party | Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Bankston, Jesse Speaker


This segment from the April 6, 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 execution of Elmo Patrick Sonnier at Angola; former Senate President Michael O’Keefe reporting to a federal prison in Texas to begin serving his two-year prison sentence on mail fraud and obstruction of justice charges; Vice President George Bush campaigning at the AT&T Consumer Products Plant in Shreveport; Jesse Bankston, the chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party, discussing the U.S. Department of Justice’s plan to review the party’s delegate selection plan for the upcoming Democratic National Convention; the Louisiana Public Service Commission refusing to reverse its denial of a $119 million rate increase for Gulf States Utilities; and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission investigating allegations of improper construction practices at the Waterford 3 Nuclear Power Plant in St. Charles Parish.