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State of the State Yearbook Controversy (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-04-03

Duration: 00:18:30

Subjects: Environment | Louisiana. State Planning Office | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources | Pollution | Air pollution | Water pollution


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Lynch, Lawrence Interviewee
  • DeVille, William Interviewee


This segment from the April 3, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the controversy surrounding the writing of the environmental issues chapter of the “State of the State” yearbook produced by the Governor’s Office of State Planning. The controversy started because of the efforts of officials at the Department of Natural Resources to leave out statistics related to the air and water pollution produced by industry in the state. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome