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Week in Review – January 20, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-01-20

Duration: 00:05:43

Subjects: Pan Am Flight 759 Crash, 1982 | STATE BUDGET | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Moore, W. Henson, 1939- | Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | Elections, 1984 | Shipbuilding industry | Crime | Capital Punishment


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Moore, Henson Speaker


This segment from the January 20, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson and Robyn Ekings reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: a federal grand jury closing the investigation into the Shreveport Police Department for allegedly accepting pay-offs to ignore gambling and illegal alcohol sales; law enforcement officials meeting in Monroe to discuss the case of mass murderer Henry Lee Lucas; Judge Walter Collins signing the warrant for the execution of Johnny Taylor, Jr. on February 29th; a federal judge delaying the execution of Tyrone Lindsey; federal juries awarding $2 million to the family members of six victims of the Pan Am 759 crash in Kenner; Legislative Fiscal Officer Mark Drennen estimating the state budget deficit at $90 million; Governor-Elect Edwin Edwards announcing his creation of a task force to bring more labor intensive industries to the state; a grand jury indicting three Tangipahoa Parish officials for malfeasance in office; Congressman Henson Moore speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about his decision not to run against U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston; Reverend Jesse Jackson, a 1984 presidential candidate, speaking to the National Baptist Convention of America in Baton Rouge; and an update on the state of the shipbuilding industry in Louisiana.