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Campaign '79

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-12-28

Duration: 00:06:25

Subjects: Elections, 1979 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1979 | Political campaigns | Politics | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | LAMBERT, LOUIS | MOUTON, EDGAR G. "SONNY" | Henry, E. L. "Bubba" | Hardy, Paul, 1942- | Fitzmorris, James E. (James Edward), 1921-

Contributors:

  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Lambert, Louis Speaker
  • Fitzmorris, Jimmy Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker

Description

This segment from the December 28, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features highlights from the 1979 gubernatorial election between six major candidates, Congressman Dave Treen, Public Service Commission Chairman Louis Lambert, Speaker of the House Bubba Henry, Lieutenant Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris, Secretary of State Paul Hardy, and State Senator Sonny Mouton. The election culminated in the victory of Treen, the first Republican Governor since Reconstruction. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome