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Campaign 1983: Elections Commissioner

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-09-09

Duration: 00:06:32

Subjects: Politics | Government | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana Commissioner of Elections election, 1983 | Fowler, Jerry M. | Crowley, Jim


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Fowler, Jerry Interviewee
  • Crowley, Jim Interviewee


This segment from the September 9, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on the upcoming election for the Commissioner of Elections. Ekings follows Jerry Fowler, the incumbent, as he campaigns. She also interviews Fowler, who discusses the need to educate the public on the importance of the position, the high number of elections in the state, and his belief that the position should be elective and not appointive. Ekings also interviews one of Fowler’s challengers, Jim Crowley, who discusses his belief that the position should be abolished and put back under the authority of the Secretary of State’s Office. Host: Beth Courtney