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Gov. Edwin Edwards Trial, Week 6 (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-10-25

Duration: 00:09:46

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | TRIALS


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Rutter, Thomas Interviewee
  • Volz, John Speaker


This segment from the October 25, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the sixth 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 from press conferences on the courthouse steps with Governor Edwin Edwards and United States Attorney John Volz. Myers also interviews defense attorney Thomas Rutter. Host: Ken Johnson