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Legislative Report – April 26, 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: 1985-04-26

Duration: 00:26:48

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1985 | Education | Economy | Moore, W. Henson, 1939-


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Clemmons, Alicia Interviewee
  • Michelet, Blair Interviewee
  • Mullins, Cleveland Interviewee
  • Rayburn, Olivia Interviewee
  • Dumigan, Jim Interviewee
  • Rogillio, Sandy Interviewee
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee
  • Tauzin, Billy Interviewee
  • Moore, Henson Interviewee
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee
  • Long, Russell Interviewee
  • Livingston, Bob Interviewee
  • Boggs, Lindy Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from April 26, 1985, features Ken Johnson hosting a daily legislative report on the 1985 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Laura Myers first conducts man-on-the-street interviews to find out the public’s view on Governor Edwin Edwards’ education reform package. She interviews: Alicia Clemmons, bank employee; Blair Michelet, phone company supervisor; Cleveland Mullins, construction worker; Olivia Rayburn, bilingual secretary; Jim Dumigan, travel agency sales; and Sandy Rogillio, loan reviewer. Next, Johnson presents a rebroadcast of his report on the need to attract new industries to the state due to the decline in the oil and gas industries. He interviews: United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston; Congressman Billy Tauzin; Congressman Henson Moore; Congressman Buddy Roemer; United States Senator Russell Long; Congressman Bob Livingston; and Congresswoman Lindy Boggs. Lastly, Johnson conducts an in-studio interview with Congressman Henson Moore. He represents Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District and is a candidate in the 1986 United States Senate election. Moore discusses: the importance of improving the state’s public education system; the state budget deficit; oil prices; and the need to diversify the state’s economy.