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Headlines – July 12, 1985

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-07-12

Duration: 00:09:32

Subjects: Guste, William J. | Elections, 1986 | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 1986 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Education | Missing children


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Guste, William Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Epling, Carrel Speaker
  • Harmon, Wayne C. Speaker


This segment from the July 12, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson and Laura Myers reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Attorney General William Guste announcing his candidacy in the 1986 United States Senate election; a press conference with Governor Edwin Edwards discussing the defeat of the majority of his education reform package at the 1985 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature; Carrel Epling, the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, discussing her disappointment with the cuts to education funding; and Wayne C. Harmon, a lobbyist, discussing the National Center for Missing Children’s plans to use Louisiana’s new Missing Children Identification Act as a model bill in other states.