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Legislative Report – June 22, 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: 1984-06-22

Duration: 00:24:14

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1984 | State employee pay raises | Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.) | Williams, Vanessa | Teacher pay raises


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Pasqua, Charles Interviewee
  • Williams, Vanessa Speaker
  • Charton, Joan Duffy Interviewee
  • Anderson, Ed Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from June 22, 1984, features Beth Courtney, Ken Johnson and Robyn Ekings hosting a daily legislative report on the 1984 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Johnson first reports on the week’s headlines. These stories include: a press conference with Governor Edwin Edwards on the status of teacher pay raises; an interview with Charles Pasqua of the Louisiana Municipal Association; and Vanessa Williams, Miss America 1984, speaking at a press conference with Governor Edwards. Courtney and Ekings then conduct an in-studio interview with Joan Duffy Charton of United Press International and Ed Anderson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item. They discuss the major issues of the session, including teacher pay raises, state employee pay raises, and the bail-out of the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans.