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Inauguration 1988: Governor Buddy Roemer

Louisiana Inaugurations



Genre: Event

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-03-14

Duration: 00:57:40

Subjects: Louisiana gubernatorial inauguration, 1988 | INAUGURATIONS | Politics | Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | Roemer, Buddy | Hannan, Philip M. (Philip Matthew), 1913-2011 | Guste, William J. | Odom, Bob | Fowler, Jerry M. | Landrieu, Mary, 1955- | Hardy, Paul, 1942- | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | McKeithen, W. Fox | Long, Russell B. | Thomas, Irma


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Sockman, Roger Reporter
  • Denton, Randy Photographer
  • Eubanks, Karen Photographer
  • Simmons, Chuck Photographer
  • Manuel, Charles Director
  • LaFleur, Donna Director
  • Fourrier, Clay Producer
  • Melville, Melanie Performer
  • Hannan, Philip Speaker
  • Payne, Jerry Interviewee
  • Lampkin, Frank Interviewee
  • Hardy, Paul Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Goldstein, David Speaker
  • McKeithen, Fox Interviewee
  • Mangun, Mickey Performer
  • Long, Russell Speaker
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Sanderson, Leonard Speaker
  • Thomas, Irma Performer
  • Courtney, Beth Interviewee


Live coverage of the inauguration of Governor Buddy Roemer hosted by Ken Lormand from the State Capitol in Baton Rouge on March 14, 1988. It features highlights from the inauguration ceremony, including: a performance of the National Anthem by Melanie Melville, the younger sister of Governor Roemer; an invocation by Archbishop Philip Hannan; the swearing-in of the statewide elected officials; the swearing-in of Lieutenant Governor Paul Hardy by former Governor Dave Treen; a prayer by Rabbi David Goldstein; a song of faith performed by Mickey Mangun; the swearing-in of Governor Buddy Roemer by former United States Senator Russell Long; Governor Roemer’s inaugural address; a prayer by Dr. Leonard Sanderson; and a performance of “God Bless America” by Irma Thomas. The coverage also features highlights from the inaugural parade and concert, as well as brief profiles of Governor Buddy Roemer, Attorney General William Guste, Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Odom, Commissioner of Elections Jerry Fowler, State Treasurer Mary Landrieu, Lieutenant Governor Paul Hardy, and Secretary of State Fox McKeithen.