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Week in Review – November 4, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-11-04

Duration: 00:03:55

Subjects: Roemer, Charles, E., II, 1923-2012 | MARCELLO, CARLOS | Brilab scandal | Pecora, Frances Smith | Deferred compensation


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host


This segment from the November 4, 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 United States Supreme Court upholding the convictions of former Commissioner of Administration Charles Roemer and reputed New Orleans crime boss Carlos Marcello on racketeering charges stemming from the Brilab scandal; a judge ordering Frances Pecora, the former assistant Commissioner of Agriculture, to begin serving her two year sentence for attempting to bribe Tangipahoa Parish officials; the state deferred compensation program reporting a loss of $269,000 from 1977-1983 due to bad investments; the Greyhound Bus Line suspending operations due to a contract dispute with union workers; the discovery of Strontium 90 in milk in Tangipahoa Parish; and Governor-Elect Edwin Edwards announcing several cabinet appointments.