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Reporter's Notebook: Bob Courtney (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-06-02

Duration: 00:05:58

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1978 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | Local transit | MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS | Edwards, Edwin W. | Journalists


  • George, Beth Host
  • Courtney, Bob Interviewee


This segment from the June 2, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a Reporter’s Notebook segment with Bob Courtney of WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge. He discusses the debate over providing state aid to the mass transit system in New Orleans, including his surprise that the proposal backed by Governor Edwin Edwards prevailed over an amendment made by State Representative Richard Baker. The Baker amendment would have provided more funding for New Orleans. He also discusses his story on the effect of state legislators running for other political offices in upcoming elections on the legislative process at this session. Host: Beth George