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Week in Review – April 13, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-04-13

Duration: 00:03:46

Subjects: BROWN, OSSIE | Death row inmates | Louisiana State Penitentiary | North Atlantic Treaty Organization | ANGOLA STATE PRISON


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Wright, Kenneth Interviewee


This segment from the April 13, 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: Governor Edwin Edwards laying off 1200-1400 provisional state employees; Governor Edwards discussing the cost of his proposed educational program; an update on the trial of East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Ossie Brown on conspiracy and extortion charges; a hunger strike by death row inmates at Angola to protest prison conditions; South Central Bell asking the Louisiana Public Service Commission for a rate increase that will almost double the cost of consumers’ bills; and an interview with Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Wright of the Canadian Armed Forces on the work of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO.