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Headlines - February 18, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-02-18

Duration: 00:10:28

Subjects: Headlines | Fowler, Jerry M. | Elections, 1983 | VOTING MACHINES | Louisiana. Legislature | RETIREMENT SYSTEMS | Holidays | MARDI GRAS | Louisiana. Legislature. Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget | STATE BUDGET | Budget deficits


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Fowler, Jerry Speaker
  • Sheridan, Buster Interviewee
  • Scogin, Ed Speaker
  • Grant, Wayne Speaker
  • Bella, V.J. Speaker
  • Perlman, Ralph Speaker
  • Drennen, Mark Speaker
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Interviewee
  • Reilly, Kevin Interviewee


This segment from the February 18, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a wrap-up of the top stories from around the state. These stories include: Commissioner of Elections Jerry Fowler discussing the improvements made to voting machines for the upcoming statewide elections; a legislative hearing on possible reforms needed for state and municipal retirement systems; highlights from the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans; and a meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget regarding the growing state budget deficit. Host: Beth George