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Week in Review – February 10, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-02-10

Duration: 00:05:31

Subjects: BROWN, OSSIE | STATE BUDGET | Prison overcrowding


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Brown, Ossie Speaker
  • Thiel, Art Speaker
  • Laborde, Raymond Interviewee


This segment from the February 10, 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: East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Ossie Brown responding to his indictment on federal extortion charges; a New Orleans jury finding Terrebonne Parish District Attorney Norval Rhodes innocent on perjury charges; former State Senator George Oubre, a member of Governor-Elect Edwin Edwards’ transition team, pleading innocent to charges of making false statements in order to secure $175,000 in bank loans; an update on the Livingston Train derailment trial; an overview of Governor-Elect Edwards’ tax plan; Art Thiel, the president of the Public Affairs Research Council, speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about his support of a state hiring freeze; the Legislative Fiscal Office forecasting a $400 million budget deficit; and an interview with State Representative Raymond Laborde on possible prison overcrowding at state and parish jails.