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Gov. Edwin Edwards Trial, Week 4 (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-10-11

Duration: 00:09:23

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | TRIALS


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Neal, James Speaker
  • Volz, John Interviewee
  • Houck, Oliver Interviewee


This segment from the October 11, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the fourth 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 ongoing testimony by prosecution witnesses. It includes highlights of a press conference with Governor Edwards and James Neal, his chief defense attorney. Myers also interviews United States Attorney John Volz and Oliver Houck, a professor at the Tulane University Law School. Host: Ken Johnson