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Gov. Edwin Edwards Interview (Jan. 1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-01-19

Duration: 00:08:01

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | Politics | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Louisiana Governors


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • George, Beth Interviewer
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee


This segment from the January 19, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with Governor Edwin Edwards. He discusses his high approval rating, not wanting to stand on the sidelines during the last 15 months of his term, the strong executive office in Louisiana, and the circumstances under which he would run for governor in 1983. Host: Ron Blome