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Remembering Edwin Edwards (2021)



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-07-19

Duration: 00:57:44

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | Politics


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Courtney, Beth Guest
  • Courtney, Bob Guest
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Bussie, Victor Speaker
  • Strother, Raymond Speaker
  • Price, Anne Speaker
  • Maginnis, John Speaker
  • Jordan, Eddie, Sr. Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Hill, John Speaker
  • Robinson, Norman Speaker
  • Duke, David Speaker


This program from July 19, 2021, features Andre Moreau looking back at the life and career of four-term Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards (1972-1980, 1984-1988, 1992-1996). Beth Courtney and Bob Courtney, journalists, also share their memories of covering Edwards. Moreau presents highlights of Edwards from the LPB Archive, including: a brief biography; the 1983 gubernatorial debate between Edwards and Dave Treen; Edwards’ 1984 trip to Paris, including a dinner at Versailles; a 1988 interview at his Texas ranch; the 1991 gubernatorial debate between Edwards and David Duke; a 2014 charity roast; and Moreau’s never-before-seen 2019 interview with Edwards.