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Gubernatorial Election Headlines - November 30, 1979

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-11-30

Duration: 00:09:49

Subjects: Headlines | Politics | Elections, 1979 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1979 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Political endorsements | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | LAMBERT, LOUIS | Campaign Finance | Political campaigns | Financial disclosure | Television debates | Electoral fraud


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Lambert, Louis Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Charbonnet, Louis Speaker
  • Courtney, Bob Speaker


This segment from the November 30, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines from the 1979 gubernatorial election. These stories include: a press conference with Governor Edwin Edwards endorsing Public Service Commission Chairman Louis Lambert in the gubernatorial election; the reactions of Lambert and his opponent, Congressman Dave Treen to the Edwards’ endorsement; a press conference with several state legislators endorsing Treen; the release of the latest campaign financial disclosure forms showing that the candidates have spent $16.6 million to date on the gubernatorial election; and highlights from the third LPB gubernatorial debate with the candidates answering questions on how they would honor large contributors to their campaigns, their response to charges of vote buying in the primary, and minority participation in their administrations. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome