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Gov. Edwin Edwards Retrial, Week 4 (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-04-18

Duration: 00:05:45

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | TRIALS


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Kirk, Paul Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee


This segment from the April 18, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the fourth week of the retrial of Governor Edwin Edwards and four 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 judge denying a request to remove two jurors for discussing the first trial during jury sequestration and the ongoing testimony by prosecution witnesses. It includes: an interview with Paul Kirk, an excused juror; highlights of Governor Edwin Edwards’ press conference on the courthouse steps; and an interview with former Governor Dave Treen on the approval of a hospital permit for St. Jude Medical Center in Kenner during his administration. Host: Ken Johnson