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Gov. Edwin Edwards’ Press Conference (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: 1984-09-28

Duration: 00:03:33

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W.


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This segment from the September 28, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings presenting highlights from Governor Edwin Edwards’ recent press conference in response to two possible federal investigations. Governor Edwards first discusses a recent WBRZ-TV report naming him as the target of an IRS investigation related to his involvement in the settlement of a lawsuit against Texaco and the subsequent firing by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources of a private auditing firm that monitors Texaco’s payment of royalties to the State of Louisiana. Governor Edwards also discusses a federal investigation into permits granted to his friends to build hospitals and nursing homes. Host: Beth Courtney