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Headlines - January 22, 1988

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-01-22

Duration: 00:14:49

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Louisiana. Legislature | Drunk driving


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Sockman, Roger Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Kendrick, Brian Speaker
  • Dimos, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Alario, John Interviewee
  • Nunez, Sammy Interviewee
  • Bares, Allen Interviewee
  • White, Adam Interviewee


This segment from the January 22, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton and Roger Sockman reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: an update on the bribery trial of State Representative Joe Delpit, including an interview with Governor Edwin Edwards on his testimony as a defense witness; Governor-Elect Buddy Roemer discussing a possible short-term tax increase to deal with the state budget deficit; Governor Edwards discussing his approval of $1.5 million in loan guarantees for private companies to build industrial facilities in the state; Commissioner of Administration Brian Kendrick speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about Governor-Elect Roemer’s plan to call two special sessions of the Legislature in March; Governor Edwards’ discussing Kendrick’s job performance; Governor-Elect Roemer discussing the leadership elections in the House and Senate; interviews with the candidates for Speaker of the House and Senate President, State Representative Jimmy Dimos, Speaker of the House John Alario, Senate President Sammy Nunez, and State Senator Allen Bares; and an interview with State Trooper Adam White on the Louisiana Supreme Court ruling that blood tests cannot be used as evidence in drunk driving cases.