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Inauguration 2008: Governor Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Inaugurations



Genre: Event

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-01-14

Duration: 01:32:40

Subjects: Louisiana gubernatorial inauguration, 2008 | INAUGURATIONS | Politics | Government | Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | STRAIN, MIKE | DONELON, JIM | Kennedy, John Neely | CALDWELL, JAMES "BUDDY" | DARDENNE, JAY | Landrieu, Mitch | Deacon John (Musician) | Tucker, Jim | Chaisson, Joel T., II


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Stonecipher, Elliott Host
  • Freeman, Craig Reporter
  • Erwin, Barry Reporter
  • Whinham, Charlie Reporter
  • Guillot, Mary Lee Interviewee
  • Fisher, George Interviewee
  • Aldrich, Fred Interviewee
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee
  • Brando, Tim Speaker
  • Mangun, Mickey Performer
  • Lowery, Fred Speaker
  • Landrieu, Mitch Speaker
  • Avant, John Speaker
  • McCrery, Jim Speaker
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Deacon John Performer


Robyn Ekings, Beth Courtney, and Elliott Stonecipher host live coverage of the inauguration of Governor Bobby Jindal from the State Capitol in Baton Rouge on January 14, 2008. It features highlights from the inauguration ceremony led by master of ceremonies Tim Brando, including: a performance of the National Anthem by Mickey Mangun; the invocation by Dr. Fred Lowery; the swearing-in of Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain, Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon, State Treasurer John Kennedy, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, and Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu; the inaugural address of Lieutenant Governor Landrieu; the Governor’s Prayer by Pastor John Avant; the Governor’s Introduction by Congressman Jim McCrery; the swearing-in of Governor Jindal; Governor Jindal’s inaugural address; and a performance of “God Bless America” by Deacon John. The coverage also includes: highlights from the weekend’s inaugural festivities; the swearing-in of Senate President Joel Chaisson and Speaker of the House Jim Tucker; a biography of Governor Jindal; an interview with former Governor Buddy Roemer; and political analysis by Elliott Stonecipher and Barry Erwin of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL).