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Louisiana: The State We're In - 03/09/1979

Louisiana: The State We're In - 03/09/1979

This March 9, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features:

  • Headlines: a press conference with Governor Edwin Edwards discussing his proposal for state employee and teacher pay raises and his argument with economist Alfred Kahn; New Orleans Mayor Ernest Morial announcing the end of the strike by the New Orleans Police Department; Governor Edwards and Colonel Bo Garrison of the State Police discussing the cost of using the National Guard and state troopers to protect New Orleans during the police strike; jury selection in the trial of former Congressman Otto Passman on tax evasion and bribery charges related to the Koreagate scandal, as well as the arrival of key witness, Tongsun Park; Attorney General William Guste discussing the need for Louisiana to change its current alimony law, which allows only women to receive alimony, after the United States Supreme Court struck down a similar law in Alabama; and speeches from the first Louisiana State Democratic Convention. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome
  • A speech by economist and presidential advisor Alfred Kahn on inflation. Host: Ron Blome
  • An interview with stained glass artist Narcissus Quagliata. He discusses his transition from painting to stained glass, his need to communicate with people through his art, his work, and the new style of stained glass. Host: Beth George

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