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Week in Review – February 24, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-02-24

Duration: 00:03:52

Subjects: CLAUSEN, TOM | Prisons | Public utilities | Sports | LSU Tigers (Football team) | Elections, 1984 | United States presidential election, 1984


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Shelby, Rick Speaker


This segment from the February 24, 1984, 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: U.S. Attorney John Volz announcing that Superintendent of Education-Elect Tom Clausen is under investigation for extortion, tax evasion, mail fraud, and wire fraud; the Legislature ordering the Department of Corrections to turn in a new budget; the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement reporting that 10,000 inmates in parish prisons are waiting to be transferred to state prisons when space is available; Governor-Elect Edwin Edwards announcing the formation of a committee to study inmates serving life sentences; the Louisiana Public Service Commission approving a $90 million rate increase for Louisiana Power and Light and New Orleans Public Service; the Baton Rouge Advocate reporting that the NCAA is investigating the LSU football program for possible violations; and Rick Shelby of the Louisiana Republican Party speaking at a press conference about President Ronald Reagan’s Re-Election Committee.