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LABI Conference (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-11-25

Duration: 00:26:37

Subjects: Michot, Louis J., 1922-2012 | Moore, W. Henson, 1939- | STEIMEL, ED | Baker, Howard H., Jr. (Howard Henry), 1925- | Louisiana Association of Business and Industry | POLLING | Public opinion | Campaign advertising | Political campaigns | Volunteers | Political candidates | Business | Elections, 1979 | Politics | Republican Party | Edwards, Edwin W.


  • George, Beth Host
  • Herrod, Doug Photographer
  • Jackson, Lyle Photographer
  • Wilhelmi, Marcia Photographer
  • Godoy, Al Photographer
  • DeMers, John Writer
  • George, Beth Producer
  • Mitchell, Gene Director
  • Kennedy, Verne Speaker
  • Heller, Bob Speaker
  • Moore, Henson Interviewee
  • Steimel, Ed Interviewee
  • Bagert, Ben Speaker
  • Schneider, Dick Speaker
  • Russo, Bill Speaker
  • Baker, Howard Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from November 25, 1977, features highlights from the conference of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) called “The Art of Winning Elections.”  This episode includes: speeches by Dr. Verne Kennedy on public polling, consultant Bob Heller on political advertising, State Representative Ben Bagert of New Orleans on gathering voter demographics, Dick Schneider on the importance of volunteers and Bill Russo on the changing qualifications of political candidates; interviews with U.S. Representative Henson Moore, LABI president Ed Steimel, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Howard Baker of Tennessee; and clips from recent political advertisements used in Louisiana, including Edwin Edwards for Governor and Louis Michot for Superintendent of Education.     Host: Beth George