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Southern Governors' Conference in New Orleans (1979)

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: 1979-10-05

Duration: 00:20:51

Subjects: Politics | Southern Governors' Association (U.S.) | Edwards, Edwin W. | Elections, 1980 | United States presidential election, 1980 | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 | 1970s energy crisis | Energy | United States. Department of Energy | Natchez (Steamboat) | PLANTATIONS | SAN FRANCISCO PLANTATION


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Reggie, Edmund Interviewee
  • Carroll, Julian Interviewee
  • Dalton, John Speaker
  • James, Fob, Jr. Speaker
  • Clements, William Speaker
  • Nigh, George Speaker
  • Duncan, Charles Speaker


This segment from the October 5, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the Southern Governors’ Conference hosted by Governor Edwin Edwards in New Orleans. This report includes: highlights from parties held during the conference on the riverboat “Natchez” and at San Francisco Plantation; discussion of President Jimmy Carter’s dwindling base of support in the South and his possible competition from Senator Ted Kennedy in the 1980 presidential primaries; a meeting where the governors criticized the Department of Energy and the energy policy of the Carter administration; and a speech by Charles Duncan, the new Secretary of Energy. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome