Headlines – October 26, 1984
Louisiana: The State We're In
Place Covered: Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 1984-10-26
Subjects: Natural Disasters | FLOODS | Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.)
- Courtney, Beth Host
This segment from the October 26, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Beth Courtney reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Governor Edwin Edwards expecting President Ronald Reagan to declare federal disaster areas in several southwest Louisiana parishes following severe flooding; Governor Edwards discussing the possibility of turning parts of the 1984 World’s Fair site in New Orleans into a permanent amusement park; and Governor Edwards announcing that he may call on Louisiana National Guard troops to tear down the World’s Fair site.