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Headlines - October 10, 1986

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-10-10

Duration: 00:06:44

Subjects: Elections | STATE BUDGET


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Bollinger, Donald Speaker
  • Fowler, Jerry Speaker
  • Breaux, John Speaker
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee


This segment from the October 10, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: interviews with state employees on Governor Edwin Edwards’ decision to implement a 36-hour work week and state office closures two days a month; the State Interim Emergency Board approving $6 million in deficit spending to prevent prison overcrowding by opening more beds at state prisons; State Representative Joe Delpit and Howard Marsellus, the chairman of the state pardon board, pleading innocent to bribery charges related to prisoners seeking pardons; Donald Bollinger, the chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party, discussing the attempted voter purge paid for by the party; Commissioner of Elections Jerry Fowler discussing an upcoming public hearing on the attempted voter purge; Congressman John Breaux, a Democratic candidate in the 1986 United States Senate election, discussing the Republican Party’s “win at all costs” attitude; and an interview with Congressman Buddy Roemer on his plans to announce his candidacy for the 1987 gubernatorial election.