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Gov. Edwin Edwards Trial, Week 12 (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-12-6

Duration: 00:09:23

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | TRIALS


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Volz, John Interviewee
  • Neal, James Interviewee
  • Stavig, Sally Interviewee
  • Wallace, Joe Interviewee
  • Ives, Butler Interviewee
  • Ives, Lynn Interviewee


This segment from the December 6, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the twelfth 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 Governor Edwards’ three days of testimony. It includes interviews with: Governor Edwards; United States Attorney John Volz; James Neal, Edwards’ defense attorney; and Sally Stavig, Joe Wallace, Butler Ives, and Lynn Ives, Louisiana residents interested in the case. Host: Ken Johnson