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Campaign '83 Preview: Former Gov. Edwin Edwards Profile (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-11-05

Duration: 00:13:19

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Environment | STATE BUDGET | Economy | HORSES


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee


This segment from the November 5, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of former Governor Edwin Edwards as he prepares to run against Governor Dave Treen in the 1983 gubernatorial election. In an interview with reporter David Young, Edwards discusses his campaign, the importance of the environment as an issue, the negative effect of Treen’s policies on the state’s economy and why he thinks he’ll win. This profile also includes footage of Edwards working at his law office in Baton Rouge, attending public events and riding his horse at his Baton Rouge home. Host: Beth George