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U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston Profile (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-02-17

Duration: 00:11:43

Subjects: Energy | Politics | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 1978 | Elections, 1978 | Johnston, J. Bennett (John Bennett), 1932- | SENATORS | United States. Congress. Senate | 1970s energy crisis | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | NATURAL GAS | GAS INDUSTRY | Panama Canal Treaties (1977) | Taxes


  • George, Beth Interviewer
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee


This segment from the February 17, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston. Senator Johnston discusses his work on the conference committee for President Jimmy Carter’s energy plan and his hopes that Louisiana will be able to maintain control over intrastate natural gas; why he plans to vote against the Panama Canal Treaty; not wanting to be labeled either a conservative or a liberal; his view of the Carter tax package; and the importance of seniority in Senate.