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Gov. Edwin Edwards’ Trial Preview (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-09-13

Duration: 00:11:43

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Long, Huey Speaker
  • Volz, John Speaker
  • Carleton, Mark Interviewee


This segment from the September 13, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s preview of Governor Edwin Edwards’ racketeering trial. His report touches on the connection between Governor Edwards and Governor Huey P. Long, who was assassinated 50 years ago. Johnson also looks back at the multiple controversies that followed Governor Edwards during his first two terms as governor, including Koreagate, an IRS probe into his gambling trips, and Brilab.