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Headlines – October 20, 2017

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-10-20

Duration: 00:03:58

Subjects: Voter turnout | LIGO Livingston Observatory | COASTAL RESTORATION | Elections, 2017


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Bradberry, Johnny Speaker
  • Alexander, F. King Speaker


This segment from the October 20, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the results of the October 14th statewide primary elections; a record low voter turnout of 13.5%; the LIGO Livingston Observatory announcing the first detection of the collision of two neutron stars; Johnny Bradberry, the chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), updating the Baton Rouge Press Club on the state’s coastal restoration activities; the family of Lieutenant Joseph LaFleur, who died during a Japanese torpedo attack in World War II, receiving his posthumously awarded Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart; the 106th birthday party for Cecilia Young in Crowley; and LSU President Dr. F. King Alexander speaking to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club.