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Camille Gravel Profile (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-05-06

Duration: 00:09:20

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1977 | Politics | Gravel, Camille, 1915-2005 | Edwards, Edwin W.


  • George, Beth Host
  • Gravel, Camille Interviewee


This segment from the May 6, 1977, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of Camille Gravel, the Executive Counsel to Governor Edwin Edwards. In the interview, he discusses how he got involved in politics, his close relationship with Governor Edwards, the role of the Executive Counsel, the fast pace of decision-making, why there is no conflict of interest when his law firm represents clients before the state’s Pardon Board, and his nickname of Machiavelli. Host: Beth George