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Headlines - July 27, 1979

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-07-27

Duration: 00:10:42

Subjects: Headlines | Landrieu, Moon, 1930- | Nix, J. Kelly | BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | HIGHER EDUCATION | Teacher certification | FIRES | OIL RIGS | OIL INDUSTRY | Tuscaloosa Trend | Leach, Buddy | Elections, 1978 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 1978 | Electoral fraud | Political corruption | Politics


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Weldon, Nancy Reporter
  • Landrieu, Moon Speaker
  • Nix, Kelly Speaker
  • Tayrien, Dave Interviewee


This segment from the July 27, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines. These stories include: a background report on the career of former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu, who was selected as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Carter Administration; State Superintendent of Education Kelly Nix speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club on problems in higher education and the gap in the teacher certification process; a report on the efforts to extinguish a three week-old fire at an Amoco oil rig located north of Baton Rouge, which is drilling in the Tuscaloosa Trend; and Congressman Buddy Leach pleading not guilty on charges of vote buying and campaign violations related to his 1978 Congressional election. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome