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Legislative Report – April 15, 1985

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-04-15

Duration: 00:25:55

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1985 | Politics | Government | Edwards, Edwin W. | New Orleans Saints (Football team) | Educational change


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Landrieu, Mary Interviewee
  • Hudson, Tommy Interviewee
  • Baker, Richard Interviewee
  • Dimos, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Thompson, Mike Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from April 15, 1985, features Ken Johnson hosting a daily legislative report on the 1985 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Johnson first presents highlights from Governor Edwin Edwards’ opening address, where he discusses the potential sale of the New Orleans Saints and his education reform package. Laura Myers then reports on the reactions of state legislators to Governor Edwards’ speech. She interviews: State Representative Mary Landrieu, State Senator Tommy Hudson, State Representative Richard Baker, State Representative Jimmy Dimos, and State Representative Mike Thompson.