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Headlines - February 22, 1980

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-02-22

Duration: 00:06:25

Subjects: Headlines | Politics | Brilab scandal | SCANDALS | Political corruption | Fitzmorris, James E. (James Edward), 1921- | LAMBERT, LOUIS | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Knowles, Jesse Monroe, 1919-2006 | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Fitzmorris, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Speaker


This segment from the February 22, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines. These stories include: an update on the Bri-Lab investigation; an interview with Lieutenant Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris discussing why he chose to plead the 5th amendment during his grand jury testimony related to Bri-Lab; reports that Public Service Commission Chairman Louis Lambert may be offered immunity in exchange for his testimony against other officials regarding Bri-Lab; and a press conference with Governor-Elect Dave Treen, where he addresses his concerns over Lieutenant Governor Fitzmorris pleading the fifth and announces Jesse Knowles as the new Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome