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Second Trial for Gov. Edwin Edwards (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-01-31

Duration: 00:04:17

Subjects: TRIALS | Edwards, Edwin W.


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Volz, John Speaker


This segment from the January 31, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on a federal judge ordering a second trial for Governor Edwin Edwards and four other defendants in New Orleans on fraud and racketeering charges related to the permitting process for building new hospitals and nursing homes. Myers reports that the first trial ended in a hung jury and mistrial. Her report includes highlights of the press conferences on the courthouse steps with Governor Edwards and United States Attorney John Volz. Host: Ken Johnson