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Reporters' Show - November 1980

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-11-07

Duration: 00:27:47

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Journalists | Politics | Elections, 1980 | United States presidential election, 1980 | Reagan, Ronald | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Voter turnout | NUCLEAR WASTE | Salt domes | Environment | Political campaigns | United States. Congress. Senate | Long, Russell B. | Landrieu, Moon, 1930- | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 1980 | Roemer, Buddy | Leach, Buddy


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Fourrier, Clay Photographer
  • Amacker, Ken Photographer
  • Blome, Ron Producer
  • George, Beth Producer
  • Fowler, Ken Director
  • Hargroder, Charles M. Panelist
  • Hodge, Brenda Panelist
  • Duffy, Joan Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from November 7, 1980, features Ron Blome leading a panel discussion with three capitol reporters: Charles M. Hargroder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item; Brenda Hodge of KTBS-TV in Shreveport; and Joan Duffy of United Press International.  They discuss the results of the 1980 presidential election and other races, including: Republican Ronald Reagan’s victory in Louisiana; the effect of Governor Dave Treen and former Governor Edwin Edwards on the election; the high voter turnout; the potential positive effects of the Reagan victory on Louisiana; whether the issue of storing nuclear waste in Louisiana salt domes had an effect on the election; covering the presidential campaigns in the state; the effect of the Republicans gaining a majority in the Senate on Senator Russell Long’s political clout in Washington; the relationship between Governor Treen and President-Elect Reagan; Moon Landrieu’s political future; the election of Buddy Roemer over Buddy Leach in the 4th Congressional District; and whether Louisiana is becoming more conservative.