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Year in Review (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-12-28

Duration: 00:09:09

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | Taxes | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1984 | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.) | Elections, 1984 | United States presidential election, 1984 | LSU Tigers (Football team) | FLOODS


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Denton, Randy Editor


This segment from the December 28, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Beth Courtney, Ken Johnson, and Robyn Ekings’ recap of the biggest stories of 1984. It includes: the inauguration of Governor Edwin Edwards for a historic third term; Governor Edwards appointing a large number of minorities to cabinet positions; the passage of $650 million in new taxes; highlights from the 1984 Legislative Session; the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans; the 1984 presidential election; the strike by teachers and school employees in St. John the Baptist Parish; record flooding in southwest Louisiana; a federal investigation into the Edwards Administration’s decision to cancel an independent audit of Texaco; and a successful season for the LSU football team.