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Republican Party Fundraiser in New Orleans (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-04-7

Duration: 00:07:17

Subjects: Politics | Republican Party | Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011 | Elections, 1979 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1979 | OPEN PRIMARY


  • George, Beth Host
  • Warner, John Speaker
  • Cade, John Interviewee
  • Jones, Bob Interviewee


This segment from the April 7, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on a recent Republican Party fundraiser held in New Orleans and attended by actress Elizabeth Taylor and her husband John Warner, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Virginia. The attendees of the fundraiser discussed the growth of the Republican Party in Louisiana due, in part, to the new open primary system, and the party’s prospects for the 1979 gubernatorial election. Host: Beth George