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Gov. Edwin Edwards Trial, Week 11 (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-11-29

Duration: 00:04:36

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | TRIALS


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Alexander, Stephanie Interviewee


This segment from the November 29, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the eleventh 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 ongoing testimony by defense witnesses. It includes interviews on the courthouse steps with Governor Edwin Edwards and Commissioner of Administration Stephanie Alexander. Host: Ken Johnson