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1983 Primary Election Recap

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-10-28

Duration: 00:09:12

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION | Nix, J. Kelly | CLAUSEN, TOM


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Strother, Raymond Interviewee
  • Teichner, Steve Interviewee
  • Dodd, Bill Interviewee
  • Scott, Jesse Interviewee


This segment from the October 28, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on the results of the 1983 statewide primary elections, including former Governor Edwin Edwards defeating Governor Dave Treen by 26 points in the gubernatorial election and Tom Clausen defeating incumbent Superintendent of Education Kelly Nix. This report includes: highlights from the speeches of Edwards and Treen on election night; highlights from the post-election press conferences of Treen and Edwards; interviews with political consultant Raymond Strother and pollster Steve Teichner on the results in the gubernatorial election; and interviews with former Superintendent of Education Bill Dodd and Jesse Scott, the president of the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE), on the defeat of Nix. Host: Beth Courtney