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Satirist Mark Russell Profile (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-04-06

Duration: 00:07:02

Subjects: Russell, Mark, 1932- | Political satire | Edwards, Edwin W. | Elections, 1984 | United States presidential election, 1984 | Reagan, Ronald


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Russell, Mark Interviewee


This segment from the April 6, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ interview with political satirist Mark Russell. He discusses: his early career as a jazz pianist in Washington, D.C.; why he focuses on political figures; his view of Governor Edwin Edwards; his predictions for the upcoming presidential election; and his view of President Ronald Reagan. This segment also includes highlights from Russell’s recent performance at LSU in Baton Rouge.