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Gov. Edwin Edwards Retrial, Week 1 (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-03-28

Duration: 00:06:14

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | TRIALS


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Edwards, Marion Speaker
  • Volz, John Speaker
  • Fawer, Mike Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Holthaus, Frank Interviewee
  • Joseph, Cheney Interviewee


This segment from the March 28, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the first week of the retrial of 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. Her report focuses on jury sequestration and jury selection. It includes highlights from press conferences on the courthouse steps with: Marion Edwards, defendant; United States Attorney John Volz; Mike Fawer, defense attorney; and Governor Edwin Edwards. She also interviews attorney Frank Holthaus and LSU Law Professor Cheney Joseph. Host: Ken Johnson