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Gov. Edwin Edwards Trial, Week 10 (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-11-22

Duration: 00:08:29

Subjects: TRIALS | Edwards, Edwin W.


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Sweeney, H.K. Interviewee
  • Segura, Perry Interviewee
  • Jackson, Alphonse Interviewee
  • Hicks, Steve Interviewee


This segment from the November 22, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the tenth 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 testimony by defense witnesses and the state’s decision to close a nursing home in Shreveport owned by two prosecution witnesses. It includes interviews on the courthouse steps with: Governor Edwin Edwards; H.K. Sweeney, Louisiana Department of Health and Human Resources; Perry Segura, defendant; State Representative Alphonse Jackson; and Steve Hicks, attorney. Host: Ken Johnson