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Resignation of DEQ Sec. Pat Norton (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-01-16

Duration: 00:09:42

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality | NORTON, PAT


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • Norton, Pat Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Williford, Shannon Interviewee
  • Edwards, Mildred Interviewee
  • Loy, Fred Interviewee
  • DeGravelles, John Interviewee
  • Orr, Mary Lee Interviewee


This segment from the January 16, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Lynda Roedts’ report on the reaction to the resignation of Pat Norton as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) at the request of Governor Edwards. She interviews: Pat Norton; Shannon Williford of the band Eyewitness News, the writer of the song “Save Us Pat Norton”; Mildred Edwards, Alsen resident; Fred Loy of the Louisiana Chemical Association; John DeGravelles, environmentalist; and Marylee Orr, environmentalist. Her report also includes highlights of Governor Edwards discussing Norton’s resignation at a recent press conference.