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Inauguration 2000: Governor Mike Foster

Louisiana Inaugurations



Genre: Event

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2000-01-10

Duration: 01:29:30

Subjects: Louisiana gubernatorial inauguration, 2000 | INAUGURATIONS | Politics | Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | Foster, Mike, Jr., 1930- | Weill, Gus | Terrell, Suzanne Haik | Brown, James H. (James Harvey), 1945- | Odom, Bob | Kennedy, John Neely | Ieyoub, Richard P. | McKeithen, W. Fox | Blanco, Kathleen Babineaux, 1942- | St. Joseph's Cathedral (Baton Rouge, La.) | DEWITT, CHARLES | Hainkel, John J.


  • Duhe, Jeff Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Anderson, Karen Reporter
  • Weill, Gus Speaker
  • Terrell, Suzanne Haik Interviewee
  • Kennedy, John Interviewee
  • DeWitt, Charles Interviewee
  • Hainkel, John Interviewee
  • Foster, Mike Interviewee
  • Staunt, Francis Speaker
  • Kimball, Kitty Speaker
  • Terrell, Suzanne Haik Speaker
  • Brown, Jim Speaker
  • Odom, Bob Speaker
  • Kennedy, John Speaker
  • Ieyoub, Richard Speaker
  • McKeithen, Fox Speaker
  • Blanco, Kathleen Speaker
  • Stockstill, Larry Speaker
  • Lippman, Al Speaker
  • Boudreaux, Bernie Speaker
  • Foster, Mike Speaker
  • Nemes, Yossie Speaker
  • Courtney, Bob Interviewee
  • Mangun, Mickey Performer


Beth Courtney and Jeff Duhe host live coverage of the inauguration of Governor Mike Foster from the State Capitol in Baton Rouge on January 10, 2000. It features highlights from the inauguration ceremony, including: the introduction of the statewide elected officials by master of ceremonies Gus Weill; the invocation; the swearing-in of Commissioner of Elections Suzanne Haik Terrell, Commissioner of Insurance Jim Brown, Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Odom, State Treasurer John Kennedy, Attorney General Richard Ieyoub, Secretary of State Fox McKeithen and Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco by Justice Catherine “Kitty” Kimball; the Governor’s Prayer by Pastor Larry Stockstill; the Governor’s Introduction by Al Lippman; the swearing-in of Governor Mike Foster by District Attorney Bernie Boudreaux; Governor Foster’s inaugural address; the benediction by Rabbi Yossie Nemes; and a performance of “America the Beautiful” by Mickey Mangun. The coverage also features highlights from the morning’s ecumenical service held at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, the swearing-in of Speaker of the House Charles DeWitt and Senate President John Hainkel, and brief profiles of Terrell, Kennedy, DeWitt and Hainkel.