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Inauguration 2004: Governor Kathleen Blanco

Louisiana Inaugurations



Genre: Event

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2004-01-12

Duration: 01:19:42

Subjects: Louisiana gubernatorial inauguration, 2004 | INAUGURATIONS | Politics | Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | Blanco, Kathleen Babineaux, 1942- | Landrieu, Mary, 1955- | Jefferson, William J. (William Jennings), 1947- | WOOLEY, ROBERT | Odom, Bob | Kennedy, John Neely | Foti, Charles C. | McKeithen, W. Fox | Landrieu, Mitch | Landrieu, Moon, 1930- | RICHARD, ZACHARY


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Reed, Ed Interviewee
  • Davis, Carol Interviewee
  • Atkins, Dale Speaker
  • Blanco, Ray, Jr. Speaker
  • Landrieu, Mary Speaker
  • Jefferson, William Speaker
  • Wooley, Robert Speaker
  • Odom, Bob Speaker
  • Kennedy, John Speaker
  • Foti, Charles Speaker
  • McKeithen, Fox Speaker
  • Landrieu, Mitch Speaker
  • Landrieu, Moon Speaker
  • Campbell, John Speaker
  • Blanco, Kathleen Speaker
  • Kimball, Kitty Speaker
  • Knoll, Jeannette Theriot Speaker
  • Morton, Paul S. Speaker
  • Richard, Zachary Performer
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee


Live coverage of the inauguration of Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco hosted by Beth Courtney and Jeff Duhe from the State Capitol in Baton Rouge on January 12, 2004. It features highlights from the inauguration ceremony, including: the singing and signing of the National Anthem by a children’s choir from South Highlands Elementary and the Louisiana School for the Deaf; speeches by United States Senator Mary Landrieu and Congressman William Jefferson; the swearing-in of Commissioner of Insurance Robert Wooley, Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Bob Odom, State Treasurer John Kennedy, Attorney General Charles Foti, and Secretary of State Fox McKeithen; the swearing-in of Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu by his father, Moon Landrieu; Lieutenant Governor Landrieu’s inaugural address; the Governor’s Introduction by Judge John Campbell; the swearing-in of Governor Blanco by Justice Catherine “Kitty” Kimball in English and Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll in French; Governor Blanco’s inaugural address; the benediction by Bishop Paul S. Morton; and a performance of “God Bless America” by Zachary Richard. The coverage also includes: a look back at past inaugurations with Ed Reed; the election of Speaker of the House Joe Salter and Senate President Don Hines; an interview with Carol Davis, the President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; a profile of Governor Blanco; and an interview with Barry Erwin, the President of the Council for a Better Louisiana.