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A Conversation with Governor Dave Treen (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-01-08

Duration: 00:28:08

Subjects: Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Politics | Louisiana Governor's Mansion (Baton Rouge, La.) | Deregulation | Economy | Recessions | STATE BUDGET | Reagan, Ronald | NATURAL GAS | Windfall profits tax | Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Education | CREATIONISM | Vocational-technical schools


  • Richard, Todd Photographer
  • Jiles, Wesley Photographer
  • Grant, Mark Photographer
  • Thomas, Ed Director
  • Fourrier, Clay Director
  • Bush, Charles Associate Producer
  • Blome, Ron Producer
  • George, Beth Producer
  • George, Beth Interviewer
  • Hargroder, Charles M. Interviewer
  • Lee, Candace Interviewer
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from January 8, 1982, features an interview with Governor Dave Treen at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge.  Three capitol reporters conduct the interview: Beth George of Louisiana Public Broadcasting; Charles M. Hargroder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item; and Candace Lee of the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate and State Times.  Governor Treen discusses: the effect of the economic recession on Louisiana; the possibility of spending and program cuts; the need to diversify the state’s economy; his upcoming meeting with President Ronald Reagan to discuss the decontrol of the price of natural gas; the possibility of a windfall profits tax on natural gas; the possible impact of deregulation on Louisiana consumers; hazardous waste and the environment; the effect of his re-election campaign on the way he will govern during the remainder of his term; the controversial creation science bill he signed into law; and the state’s vo-tech school system.