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Inauguration 1980: Governor Dave Treen [Part 1 of 2]

Louisiana Inaugurations



Genre: Event

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-03-10

Duration: 00:58:54

Subjects: Louisiana gubernatorial inauguration, 1980 | INAUGURATIONS | Politics | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | PARADES | Southern University Marching Band | Brown, James H. (James Harvey), 1945- | Guste, William J. | Parker, Mary Evelyn | Nix, J. Kelly | Odom, Bob | Bernard, Sherman A., 1925-2012 | Fowler, Jerry M. | Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | Freeman, Robert L., 1934-


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Fourrier, Clay Photographer
  • Irving, John Photographer
  • L'Herisson, Sandra Photographer
  • Mundinger, Lewis Photographer
  • Womack, Ellison Photographer
  • Gates, Bob Director
  • Blome, Ron Producer
  • George, Beth Producer
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Treen, John Speaker
  • Brown, Jim Speaker
  • Guste, William Speaker
  • Parker, Mary Evelyn Speaker
  • Nix, J. Kelly Speaker
  • Odom, Bob Speaker
  • Bernard, Sherman Speaker
  • Fowler, Jerry Speaker
  • Sanders, Joe Speaker
  • Chehardy, Lawrence Speaker
  • Freeman, Bobby Speaker


The first part of live coverage of the inauguration of Governor Dave Treen hosted by Beth George and Ron Blome from the State Capitol in Baton Rouge on March 10, 1980. This hour of coverage features: a report on the preceding weekend’s inaugural activities; a profile of Governor Treen; highlights from the inaugural parade, including a performance by the Southern University Marching Band; the swearing-in of Secretary of State Jim Brown, Attorney General William Guste, State Treasurer Mary Evelyn Parker, Superintendent of Education J. Kelly Nix, Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Odom, Commissioner of Insurance Sherman A. Bernard, and Commissioner of Elections Jerry Fowler by former Chief Justice Joe Sanders; the swearing-in of Lieutenant Governor Bobby Freeman by Judge Lawrence Chehardy; and the inaugural address of Lieutenant Governor Freeman.