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Reporters' Show - January 1980

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-01-04

Duration: 00:28:05

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Journalists | 1970s energy crisis | United States. Department of Energy | Gasoline shortages | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Education | Nix, J. Kelly | Teacher certification | Public employee strikes | INFLATION | Electoral reform | Energy


  • George, Beth Host
  • Fourrier, Clay Photographer
  • L'Herisson, Sandra Photographer
  • Mundinger, Lewis Photographer
  • George, Beth Producer
  • Fuglaar, Bill Director
  • Blome, Ron Panelist
  • Courtney, Bob Panelist
  • Michaud, Larry Panelist
  • Pursnell, Allan Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from January 4, 1980, features Beth George leading a panel discussion with four capitol reporters: Ron Blome of Louisiana Public Broadcasting; Bob Courtney of WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge; and Larry Michaud and Allan Pursnell of the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate and State Times. They discuss: a Department of Energy hearing held in New Orleans to draw up plans for a gasoline rationing program; Governor-Elect Dave Treen not talking to the press since his election; the possibility of change in state government with a Republican governor; Governor Edwin Edwards’ plans to run for governor for the next four years; the re-election of Superintendent of Education Kelly Nix without a large mandate; a poll showing public support for teacher certification; and Governor-Elect Treen’s positions on prohibiting strikes by public employees, energy, and electoral reform.