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First Lady Elaine Edwards Interview (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Washington, D.C.

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-10-12

Duration: 00:06:13

Subjects: EDWARDS, ELAINE | White House (Washington, D.C.) | John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005 | Carter, Jimmy, 1924-


  • George, Beth Host
  • Edwards, Elaine Interviewee


This segment from the October 12, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with Louisiana First Lady Elaine Edwards. She discusses her recent visit to the White House with her husband, Governor Edwin Edwards, and their mothers, meeting Pope John Paul II and having a private dinner with President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn. Host: Beth George