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Headlines - January 15, 1988

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-01-15

Duration: 00:10:43



  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Sockman, Roger Reporter
  • Kendrick, Brian Speaker
  • Trotter, Lorry Interviewee
  • Robique, Joe Interviewee
  • Osterberger, Ken Interviewee
  • McElven, James Interviewee
  • Ackal, Bo Interviewee
  • Madden, Martha Speaker
  • Dent, Fred Speaker


This segment from the January 15, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Roger Sockman and Rob Hinton reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Commissioner of Administration Brian Kendrick discussing a controversial personnel issue in the Department of Transportation and Development; interviews with Lorry Trotter of LSU Employees, Joe Robique of the Association of State Employees, and State Senator Ken Osterberger on their reactions to Commissioner Kendrick’s request to delay state payments to several retirement systems until the new fiscal year; interviews with Dr. James McElven of State Employees Group Insurance and State Representative Bo Ackal on McElven’s request for a 24% increase in the state’s share; Secretary Martha Madden of the Department of Environmental Quality announcing her resignation; the Board of Regents scheduling another vote on appointing Dr. Sally Clausen as the Commissioner of Higher Education; an update on State Representative Joe Delpit’s trial; the death of former Governor Robert Kennon at age 85; and the Commissioner of Financial Institutions Fred Dent discussing the possibility of more bank closures.