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Campaign 1983: Insurance Commissioner

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-09-23

Duration: 00:06:45

Subjects: Elections, 1983 | Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance election, 1983 | Politics | Bernard, Sherman A., 1925-2012 | Louisiana. Insurance Department


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Leslie, Carole Reporter
  • Bernard, Sherman Interviewee
  • Brennan, Dave Interviewee
  • Morrison, Bob Interviewee
  • Walker, Lemmie Interviewee


This segment from the September 23, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Carole Leslie’s report on the upcoming election for the Commissioner of Insurance. Leslie interviews Sherman Bernard, the incumbent, who discusses his arrest following a dispute with a Kenner Police Officer over a parking spot at the New Orleans Airport, his qualifications for the position, and the difficulties involved with lowering insurance rates. She also interviews three of Bernard’s opponents, Dave Brennan, Bob Morrison, and Lemmie Walker, who discuss why they are running for the office. This report also includes highlights of Brennan, Morrison, and Walker speaking about Bernard’s incompetence at a Baton Rouge Press Club forum. Host: Robyn Ekings