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Gov. Edwin Edwards Trial, Week 3 (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-10-04

Duration: 00:08:22

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | TRIALS


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Neal, James Interviewee
  • Houck, Oliver Interviewee
  • Volz, John Interviewee
  • Jackson, David Interviewee
  • Wickert, Raymond Interviewee
  • Bonck, James Interviewee
  • Papke, Otto Interviewee


This segment from the October 4, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the third week of the trial of Governor Edwin Edwards and seven other defendants in New Orleans on fraud and racketeering charges related to the permitting process for building new hospitals and nursing homes. Her report focuses on the opening statements and the testimony by the first five government witnesses. Myers interviews: Governor Edwin Edwards; James Neal, defense attorney; Oliver Houck, a professor at the Tulane University Law School; United States Attorney John Volz; David Jackson of Time Magazine; Raymond Wickert, Gretna resident; James Bonck, New Orleans resident; and Otto Papke, Buras, resident. Host: Ken Johnson