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Week in Review – December 16, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-12-16

Duration: 00:03:43

Subjects: School integration. | Education | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Elections, 1984 | United States presidential election, 1984 | Jackson, Jesse, 1941-


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Jackson, Jesse Speaker


This segment from the December 16, 1983, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson and Beth Courtney reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a controversial desegregation order in East Baton Rouge Parish; the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) postponing a vote on tougher requirements for high school diplomas; a $50 million settlement by ten oil and petrochemical companies to clean up two abandoned hazardous waste sites near Baton Rouge; an announcement that the construction of the United States Pavilion for the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans is behind schedule; a snow storm in Shreveport; and the Reverend Jesse Jackson, a 1984 presidential candidate, addressing a joint session of the Louisiana Legislature at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.