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Koreagate Testimony (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-04-7

Duration: 00:05:57

Subjects: KOREAGATE | PARK, TONGSUN | Political corruption | Edwards, Edwin W. | Passman, Otto


  • George, Beth Host
  • Park, Tongsun Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This segment from the April 7, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the testimony of Tongsun Park before the House Ethics Committee in Washington, D.C. Park, a Korean businessman involved in a Korean influence peddling scheme known as “Koreagate,” claimed to bribe several Louisiana politicians, including Governor Edwin Edwards and former Congressman Otto Passman. This report also includes a press conference given by Governor Edwards in order to address the confusion over the amount of the campaign contribution given by Park to the Edwards’ campaign. Host: Beth George