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Week in Review – October 28, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-10-28

Duration: 00:03:13

Subjects: United States Marine Compound Bombing, Beirut, Lebanon, 1983 | Cannon, Billy Abb, 1937- | Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality


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


This segment from the October 28, 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 death of two United States Marines from Louisiana in the terrorist attack in Beirut, Lebanon; former LSU football player Billy Cannon testifying in the trial of Jack Jessup in Baton Rouge; the possibility of a strike by Greyhound Bus Line workers; and Governor-Elect Edwin Edwards announcing his plans to ask the Legislature to suspend the law creating the new Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).