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A Look Back at 1987 (1988)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-01-8

Duration: 00:09:46

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


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Holden, Debra Interviewee
  • Hill, John Interviewee


This segment from the January 8, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton’s in-studio interview with Debra Holden of the Louisiana Network and John Hill of the Gannett News Service. They discuss the major stories of 1987, including: Buddy Roemer’s victory in the 1987 gubernatorial election; the difficult year for Governor Edwin Edwards; Martin Marietta’s loss of the space station contract; the state of the economy; and the outlook for Governor Roemer and Louisiana in 1988.