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Legislative Report – June 25, 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: 1984-06-25

Duration: 00:25:35

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1984 | Teacher pay raises | Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.) | Water pollution | Environment


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Epling, Carrel Interviewee
  • Thiel, Art Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Newman, Cliff Interviewee
  • Fernandez, Manny Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from June 25, 1984, features Ken Johnson and Robyn Ekings hosting a daily legislative report on the 1984 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Johnson first reports on the day’s headlines. These stories include: a press conference with Governor Edwin Edwards discussing the approval of 7% teacher pay raises; an interview with Carrel Epling, the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers; Art Thiel, the president of the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR), speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club; former Governor Dave Treen and Governor Edwards testifying in favor of a $17.5 million bail-out for the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans; and an interview with State Senator Cliff Newman on the possibility that Governor Edwards will veto a bill prohibiting ground water contamination. Johnson and Ekings then conduct an in-studio interview with State Representative Manny Fernandez. He discusses the status of several environmental bills under consideration at the session.