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Who Leads the Louisiana Democratic Party? (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-08-01

Duration: 00:10:39

Subjects: Politics | Democratic Party | Freeman, Robert L., 1934- | Long, Russell B. | Edwards, Edwin W. | Elections, 1980 | United States presidential election, 1980


  • George, Beth Host
  • Bankston, Jesse Interviewee
  • Freeman, Bobby Interviewee
  • Long, Russell Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Speaker


This segment from the August 1, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the question of who leads the Louisiana Democratic Party, including the possible candidates of Lieutenant Governor Bobby Freeman, United States Senator Russell Long, and former Governor Edwin Edwards. This report also touches on the effect of the state party on the 1980 presidential election. Host: Beth George