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Headlines - March 16, 1979

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-03-16

Duration: 00:08:39

Subjects: Headlines | Strikes | TEACHERS | Public employee strikes | East Baton Rouge Parish (La.). School Board. | Labor | Politics | Political campaigns | Elections, 1979 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1979 | Fitzmorris, James E. (James Edward), 1921- | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | DONELON, JIM | Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election, 1979 | Brown, Jerry, 1938- | Balanced budget | Constitutional amendments | United States. Constitution


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Penn, Lennie Speaker
  • Lindsey, Clyde Speaker
  • Fitzmorris, Jimmy Speaker
  • Donelon, Jim Speaker
  • Brown, Jerry Speaker


This segment from the March 16, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines. These stories include: a strike by teachers in East Baton Rouge Parish; Lieutenant Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris formally announcing his candidacy for the 1979 gubernatorial election with a campaign focus on economic development; Jim Donelon, a candidate for Lieutenant Governor, discussing his plan for the position to act as a liaison between the state and local governments; and California Governor Jerry Brown discussing the need for a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome