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Gov. Edwin Edwards Trial, Week 2 (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-09-27

Duration: 00:07:11

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | TRIALS


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Volz, John Interviewee
  • Martzell, Jack Interviewee
  • Unglesby, Lewis Interviewee
  • Rutter, Thomas Interviewee
  • Houck, Oliver Interviewee
  • Triche, Risley Interviewee
  • Fawer, Mike Interviewee
  • Wise, Russ Interviewee


This segment from the September 27, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the second week of the trial of Governor Edwin Edwards and seven other defendants in New Orleans on fraud and racketeering charges related to the permitting process for building new hospitals and nursing homes. Her report focuses on the quick end to the jury selection process. Her report includes highlights from a press conference with Governor Edwards. She also interviews: United States Attorney John Volz; Jack Martzell, defense attorney; Lewis Unglesby, defense attorney; Thomas Rutter, defense attorney; Oliver Houck, a professor at the Tulane University Law School; Risley Triche, defense attorney; Mike Fawer, defense attorney; and Russ Wise, freelance journalist. Host: Ken Johnson