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Headlines – January 23, 2015

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-01-23

Duration: 00:03:31

Subjects: Benson, Tom, 1927- | High school diplomas | Whooping crane | Parker, Mary Evelyn


  • Whinham, Charlie Host


This segment from the January 23, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the daughter and two grandchildren of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson filing a lawsuit against him after he announced that this wife will inherit the Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans upon his death; an update on the BP Oil Spill civil trial; the United States Department of Education announcing that Louisiana’s new high school diploma law will illegally lower standards in order to allow students with disabilities to receive a traditional high school diploma; the offer of a $10,000 reward for information on the shooting death of an endangered whooping crane in Vermilion Parish; and the death of former State Treasurer Mary Evelyn Parker at age 94.