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Gov. Edwin Edwards Trial, Week 8 (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-11-08

Duration: 00:07:19

Subjects: TRIALS | Edwards, Edwin W. | Gambling


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • Jones, Ted Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This segment from the November 8, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the eighth week of the trial of Governor Edwin Edwards and seven other defendants in New Orleans on fraud and racketeering charges related to the permitting process for building new hospitals and nursing homes. Her report focuses on the ongoing testimony by prosecution witnesses on Governor Edwards’ $2 million in gambling debts. It includes highlights from press conferences on the courthouse steps with Ted Jones, witness, and Governor Edwin Edwards. Host: Ken Johnson