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Week in Review – December 23, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-12-23

Duration: 00:04:32

Subjects: Capital Punishment | Strikes | Guste, William J. | Environment | DREDGING | UNEMPLOYMENT | Democratic Party (La.) | Elections, 1984 | United States presidential election, 1984 | Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.)


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Guste, William Speaker
  • Huenefeld, Fred Speaker


This segment from the December 23, 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 lawyers for Avery “Pete” Moore filing a new appeal with the Louisiana Supreme Court to stop his scheduled execution on December 28, 1983; the end of a seven-week strike by Greyhound Bus workers; Attorney General William Guste discussing his decision to join a lawsuit blocking the Army Corps of Engineers from issuing federal permits for shell dredging in Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and the Gulf of Mexico; a decrease in Louisiana’s unemployment rate in November; the Louisiana Democratic Party announcing its plan to sponsor its own presidential primary in 1984; Fred Huenefield, a farmer from Monroe, speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about his intention to challenge Jesse Bankston for the chairmanship of the Louisiana Democratic Party; and Egypt announcing its participation in the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans.