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Inauguration 1984: Governor Edwin Edwards [Part 2 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: 00:56:43

Subjects: Louisiana gubernatorial inauguration, 1984 | INAUGURATIONS | Politics | Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | Edwards, Edwin W. | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Delpit, Joseph A. | Freeman, Robert L., 1934-


  • 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
  • Johnson, Ken Associate Producer
  • Ekings, Robyn Associate Producer
  • Leslie, Carole Associate Producer
  • Bush, Charles Associate Producer
  • Courtney, Beth Producer
  • Ott, Stanley Speaker
  • Delpit, Joe Speaker
  • Mangun, Vesta Performer
  • Higginbotham, Leo P. Speaker
  • Hannan, Philip Speaker
  • Watson, Jack Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee
  • Freeman, Bobby Speaker
  • Kimball, Kitty Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Edwards, Stephen Speaker
  • Edwards, Marion Speaker


The second 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. This hour of coverage features highlights from the inauguration ceremony led by State Representative Joe Delpit, the newly elected Speaker Pro Temp. It includes: the swearing-in of the statewide elected officials by Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jack Watson; the swearing-in of Lieutenant Governor Bobby Freeman by Judge Catherine “Kitty” Kimball; the inaugural address of Lieutenant Governor Freeman; the swearing-in of Governor Edwin Edwards in both English and French by his son, Stephen, and his brother, Marion, respectively; and the inaugural address of Governor Edwards.