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1983 Election Special

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-10-21

Duration: 00:28:43

Subjects: Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture election, 1983 | Louisiana Commissioner of Elections election, 1983 | Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance election, 1983 | Constitutional amendments | Politics | Elections, 1983 | Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election, 1983


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Bush, Charles Producer
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Leslie, Carole Reporter
  • Long, Huey Speaker
  • Long, Earl Speaker
  • Brown, Jim Interviewee
  • Clausen, Tom Interviewee
  • Nix, Kelly Interviewee
  • Odom, Bob Interviewee
  • Becnel, C.J. Interviewee
  • Baum, Noel "Butch" Interviewee
  • Nelson, Ted Interviewee
  • Fowler, Jerry Interviewee
  • Crowley, Jim Interviewee
  • Bernard, Sherman Interviewee
  • Brennan, Dave Interviewee
  • Morrison, Bob Interviewee
  • Walker, Lemmie Interviewee
  • Freeman, Bobby Interviewee
  • Fitzmorris, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Long, Bill Interviewee
  • Cooper, Larry Speaker
  • Cade, John Interviewee
  • Edwards, Marion Interviewee


This special episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from October 21, 1983, features an in-depth report on the October 22 statewide primary election. It includes: a look at past Louisiana Governors, including Huey Long and Earl Long; an interview with Secretary of State Jim Brown on the three constitutional amendments on the ballot; an overview of the elections for Superintendent of Education, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Elections, Commissioner of Insurance, and Lieutenant Governor; and interviews with John Cade, the campaign manager for Governor Dave Treen, and Marion Edwards, the campaign manager for former Governor Edwin Edwards, on their strategies for the last week before the gubernatorial election. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Ken Johnson