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Week in Review – October 14, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-10-14

Duration: 00:05:23

Subjects: Energy | NUCLEAR ENERGY | Foat, Ginny | Traffic safety


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Leslie, Carole Reporter
  • Kuhn, Thomas Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Speaker


This segment from the October 14, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson and Beth Courtney reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: a report by Carole Leslie on the tenth anniversary of the Arab oil embargo and its impact on how Americans consume energy; fires in Shreveport and New Orleans; a three week delay in the murder trial of Genny Foat in Gretna; Governor Dave Treen discussing the 14% decrease in traffic deaths; Kenner Mayor Aaron Broussard asking the FAA for stricter regulations related to airplane take-offs and landings; former Governor Edwin Edwards and East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Ossie Brown appearing before two different federal grand juries; and the Ethyl Corporation in Baton Rouge announcing its plans to shut down its chlorinated hydrocarbon operations.