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Gov. Edwin Edwards Retrial, Week 2 (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-04-04

Duration: 00:03:00

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | TRIALS


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Fawer, Mike Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This segment from the April 4, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the second 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 the end of jury selection. It includes an interview with defense attorney Mike Fawer and highlights of Governor Edwin Edwards’ press conference on the courthouse steps. Host: Ken Johnson