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Week in Review – January 6, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-01-06

Duration: 00:04:58

Subjects: Capital Punishment | Environment | GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY | Cannon, Billy Abb, 1937- | MISSISSIPPI RIVER


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host


This segment from the January 6, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson and Beth Courtney reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: new laws taking effect; Governor-Elect Edwin Edwards making a pitch to French automaker Renault to build a bus manufacturing plant in Louisiana; convicted murderer Robert Monroe winning a postponement of his execution; death row inmate Antonio James filing a $5 million lawsuit against Orleans Parish Sheriff Charles Foti; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fining Grambling State University $55,000 for a toxic chemical spill on campus; Dr. Billy Cannon asking a federal court to reduce his 5-year prison sentence for counterfeiting; rare ice floes on the Mississippi River; the death of former Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter Hamlin at age 86; and the latest test scores for Louisiana students.