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Week in Review – September 9, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-09-09

Duration: 00:04:00

Subjects: Charity Hospital (New Orleans, La.) | Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts | Strikes | Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.) | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Television debates | Edwards, Edwin W. | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Politics | Headlines | Morial, Ernest N. | Term limits (Public office)


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker


This segment from the September 9, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson and Beth Courtney reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the possibility of New Orleans Mayor Ernest “Dutch” Morial running for an unprecedented third term if the voters approve an amendment to the New Orleans city charter allowing the mayor unlimited terms; a legislative committee approving a $3 million appropriation for Charity Hospital in New Orleans to hire more nurses; the opening of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches; a South Louisiana Port Commission considering the possibility of opening a duty-free trade zone; a strike by 500 union workers at the Boise Southern Paper Mill in DeRidder; the Republic of Korea signing a contract to create a Korean Pavilion at the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans; highlights from the first LPB debate between Governor Dave Treen and former Governor Edwin Edwards; and the results of a recent poll on the 1983 gubernatorial election.