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Headlines - January 23, 1987

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-01-23

Duration: 00:03:24

Subjects: Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | Elections, 1987


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Jackson, Jesse Speaker


This segment from the January 23, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: a selection committee endorsing New Orleans as the site of the 1988 Republican National Convention; Reliance Insurance agreeing to pay $2.7 million to repair the hail damage on the Superdome roof in New Orleans; Reverend Jesse Jackson discussing the dumping of gypsum in the Mississippi River and the labor dispute at the BASF plant in Geismar during a visit to Baton Rouge; former Secretary of State Paul Hardy dropping out of the 1987 gubernatorial election; and Orleans Parish District Attorney Harry Connick, Sr. announcing his candidacy for Attorney General.