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Gov. Edwin Edwards Profile (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-05-05

Duration: 00:06:58

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1978 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | Local transit | MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS | Community property | Head and Master Laws | Coastal zone management | First use tax | NATURAL GAS | GAS INDUSTRY | Louisiana. Supreme Court | Sanders, Joe W., 1915-1994


  • George, Beth Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee


This segment from the May 5, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with Governor Edwin Edwards. He discusses his view of the progress of the session and its major issues, including funding for mass transit systems, changes in the community property and “Head and Master” laws, coastal zone management, and the first use tax on offshore natural gas being transported through the state. He also touches on his relationship with Chief Justice Joe Sanders of the Louisiana Supreme Court after their public controversy. Host: Beth George