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Headlines - January 29, 1988

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-01-29

Duration: 00:04:20

Subjects: HAZARDOUS WASTES | Gulf States Utilities | HIGHER EDUCATION


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Sockman, Roger Reporter
  • Benedetto, Bill Interviewee
  • Draper, Linn Interviewee
  • Terrell, Joe Speaker


This segment from the January 29, 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: state officials announcing that the Old Inger site will be the first hazardous waste site in the nation to be cleaned using microorganisms; interviews with Bill Benedetto and Dr. Linn Draper of Gulf States Utilities on their lawsuit asking the court to overturn the Louisiana Public Service Commission’s decision not to grant them a rate increase in order to pay for the River Bend Nuclear Station; and Joe Terrell, the chairman of the Southern University Board of Supervisors, speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about the higher education consent decree.