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Gov. Edwin Edwards Interview (Feb. 1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-02-16

Duration: 00:03:52

Subjects: Energy | Politics | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Lopez Portillo, Jose | Mexico | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | NATURAL GAS | Edwards, Edwin W.


  • George, Beth Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee


This segment from the February 16, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with Governor Edwin Edwards. He discusses the feud between Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo and energy officials from the United States after the officials abandoned a plan to purchase Mexican natural gas, President Jimmy Carter’s trip to Mexico to discuss the purchase of Mexican oil, and the inconsistent energy policy of the Carter administration. Host: Beth George