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Legislative Report – May 3, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-05-03

Duration: 00:25:20

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1984 | Shipping | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Tourism | Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.) | Louisiana. Department of Commerce | STAGG, ED | Faucheux, Ron


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Steimel, Ed Interviewee
  • Reed, Ned Interviewee
  • Joffray, Henry Interviewee
  • Warren, Moese Interviewee
  • Watson, Franklin Interviewee
  • Layman, Charles Interviewee
  • Green, George Interviewee
  • Ste. Marie, Brad Interviewee
  • Oubre, John Interviewee
  • Faucheux, Ron Interviewee
  • Stagg, Ed Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from May 3, 1984, features Ken Johnson and Robyn Ekings hosting a daily legislative report on the 1984 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Johnson reports on the day’s headlines, including an interview with Governor Edwin Edwards on his support of pay raises for state employees and teachers, as well as an interview with Ed Steimel of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). Next, Johnson reports on the struggles of the shipping industry in Louisiana. His report includes interviews with: Ned Reed and Captain Henry Joffray of the Port of New Orleans; Moese Warren, Franklin Watson, Charles Layman, and George Green, longshoremen; Brad Ste. Marie of McDermott Shipyards; and John Oubre of the Port of Iberia. Lastly, Johnson and Ekings conduct an in-studio interview with Secretary Ron Faucheux of the Louisiana Department of Commerce and Ed Stagg of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL). They discuss: the future of the shipping industry in Louisiana; the need for the ports to work together; Governor Edwards’ economic development package; the tourism industry; and the upcoming 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans.