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Headlines - January 30, 1987

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-01-30

Duration: 00:02:16



  • Hinton, Rob Host


This segment from the January 30, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Louisiana’s unemployment rate of 13.7% ranking as the highest in the nation; Governor Edwin Edwards’ plan to sell state planes and automobiles to help with the state’s cash flow problem; Martha Madden, the new secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, asking three top assistants to step down; the plans to start construction on three medium security prisons in central Louisiana in the next six months; and former State Representative Harry “Soup” Kember reporting to serve his five-year prison sentence.