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Reporters' Show - July 1981

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-07-31

Duration: 00:26:58

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Journalists | Brilab scandal | MARCELLO, CARLOS | Roemer, Charles, E., II, 1923-2012 | Davidson, Isaac Irving | Marinello, Vincent A. | SCANDALS | Political corruption | Politics | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation | Hauser, Joseph


  • George, Beth Host
  • McMahon, Bill Panelist
  • DeMers, John Panelist
  • Crider, Bill Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from July 31, 1981, features Beth George leading a panel discussion with three reporters: Bill McMahon of the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate and State-Times; John DeMers of United Press International; and Bill Crider of the Associated Press.  They discuss the 18-week federal Brilab trial against reputed New Orleans crime boss Carlos Marcello, former Commissioner of Administration Charles Roemer, Washington lobbyist Isaac Irving Davidson, and New Orleans lawyer Vincent Marinello, on charges under the federal anti-racketeering statute, including conspiracy to bribe public officials in exchange for state health insurance contracts.