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John Cade Interview (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-11-21

Duration: 00:10:55

Subjects: Politics | Reagan, Ronald | Political campaigns | Republican Party | CADE, JOHN | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Elections, 1980 | United States presidential election, 1980


  • George, Beth Host
  • Cade, John Interviewee


This segment from the November 21, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with John Cade, an Alexandria businessman and political advisor to Governor Dave Treen. He discusses the controversy generated by a recent interview he gave in the Shreveport Journal about challenging incumbent Democratic politicians in future elections, his role in the Treen administration, working on Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign in the state, and not identifying with the “New Right” of the Republican Party. Host: Beth George