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Headlines – October 26, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-10-26

Duration: 00:01:15

Subjects: Natural Disasters | FLOODS | Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.)


  • Courtney, Beth Host


This segment from the October 26, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Beth Courtney reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Governor Edwin Edwards expecting President Ronald Reagan to declare federal disaster areas in several southwest Louisiana parishes following severe flooding; Governor Edwards discussing the possibility of turning parts of the 1984 World’s Fair site in New Orleans into a permanent amusement park; and Governor Edwards announcing that he may call on Louisiana National Guard troops to tear down the World’s Fair site.