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Gov. Edwin Edwards Trial, Week 9 (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-11-15

Duration: 00:06:34

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | TRIALS


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This segment from the November 15, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the ninth 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 prosecution resting its case, the defense attorneys arguing for the charges against their clients to be thrown out, and Governor Edwards’ decision to withdraw his lawyer’s motion for a judgement of acquittal. Host: Ken Johnson