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Inauguration 1984: Governor Edwin Edwards [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: 1984-03-12

Duration: 00:59:31

Subjects: Louisiana gubernatorial inauguration, 1984 | INAUGURATIONS | Politics | Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | Edwards, Edwin W. | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Hannan, Philip M. (Philip Matthew), 1913-2011 | St. Joseph's Cathedral (Baton Rouge, La.) | PARADES | LSU Tiger Marching Band


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Leslie, Carole Reporter
  • Harrison, Joseph Photographer
  • Richard, Todd Photographer
  • Jiles, Wesley Photographer
  • Levie, Paul Photographer
  • Robertson, Bennie Photographer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • Smith, Rick Director
  • Fourrier, Clay Director
  • Johnson, Ken Associate Producer
  • Ekings, Robyn Associate Producer
  • Leslie, Carole Associate Producer
  • Bush, Charles Associate Producer
  • Courtney, Beth Producer
  • Hannan, Philip Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker
  • LeBleu, Conway Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Delpit, Joe Speaker


The first part of live coverage of the inauguration of Governor Edwin Edwards hosted by Beth Courtney and Ken Johnson from the State Capitol in Baton Rouge on March 12, 1984. Due to rainy weather, the ceremony was moved from the steps of the State Capitol to the chamber of the House of Representatives. In addition to retrospectives on outgoing Governor Dave Treen and incoming Governor Edwin Edwards, this hour of coverage features highlights from the morning’s inaugural activities, including a memorial mass led by Archbishop Philip Hannan at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in honor of Edwards’ late brother, Nolan Edwards, and a performance by the Golden Band from Tigerland at the inaugural parade.