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Utility Companies (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-05-19

Duration: 00:09:44

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | LEGISLATION | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1978 | Politics | Public utilities | Louisiana Public Service Commission | Electricity


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Irving, Steve Interviewee
  • Steimel, Ed Interviewee
  • Benedetto, Bill Interviewee
  • Lambert, Louis Interviewee
  • Wyatt, Jack Interviewee


This segment from the May 19, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an In-Depth report on two proposed bills that would change the appeals process for utility companies requesting rate increases from the Louisiana Public Service Commission and allow utility companies to start charging their customers for their current construction projects. This report also touches on concerns that Louisiana may face electricity shortages in the early 1980s if the generating capacity of the state is not increased. Host: Ron Blome