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A Look Back at 1986 (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-01-09

Duration: 00:16:44

Subjects: Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1987 | Journalists | Economy | Edwards, Edwin W. | Elections, 1987


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Host
  • Hill, John Panelist
  • Duffy, Joan Panelist
  • Maginnis, John Panelist


This segment from the January 9, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton and Lynda Roedts leading a panel discussion on the top stories of 1986. The panelists are John Hill of Gannett News Service, Joan Duffy of United Press International, and John Maginnis of Gris Gris. They discuss: the state of the economy; the impact of Governor Edwin Edwards’ re-trial on the state’s image; the resignation of Secretary Pat Norton of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ); and their predictions for the 1987 gubernatorial election.