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Headlines - June 22, 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: 1979-06-22

Duration: 00:05:56

Subjects: Headlines | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1979 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | RALLIES | Truck drivers | Gasoline shortages | Diesel fuels | Energy | Louisiana Governor's Mansion (Baton Rouge, La.) | Sex Education | Education | Literacy | High school diplomas | National teacher examinations | Teacher certification


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Kiefer, Nat Speaker
  • Pereboom, Margaret Speaker
  • Carson, Lane Theme Music
  • Laborde, M.J. Speaker


This segment from the June 22, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines from the 1979 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: a rally by truck drivers at the Governor’s Mansion over the gasoline shortages and the rising price of diesel fuel; testimony before the House Education Committee on a compromise bill lifting the ban on the teaching of sex education in public schools; debate on the floor of the House of Representatives on a bill requiring graduating high school seniors to pass a basic literacy test before receiving their diplomas; and more results from the National Teacher Examination (NTE), a test required for teacher certification in the state. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome