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Headlines – October 19, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-10-19

Duration: 00:02:42

Subjects: Public employee strikes | St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools | Cholera


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Guste, William Speaker


This segment from the October 19, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Beth Courtney reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: an update on the ongoing strike by teachers and school employees in St. John the Baptist Parish; the health department testing oysters from American Bay in Plaquemines Parish for cholera; Governor Edwin Edwards and officials from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources responding to subpoenas for documents by a federal grand jury investigating transactions involving Governor Edwards and Texaco; and Attorney General William Guste discussing his belief that Governor Edwards acted properly.