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Buddy Roemer Elected Governor (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-10-30

Duration: 00:24:47

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 1987 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1987 | Roemer, Buddy | Edwards, Edwin W.


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Tauzin, Billy Speaker
  • Livingston, Bob Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Strother, Raymond Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from October 30, 1987, features Rob Hinton’s report on Congressman Buddy Roemer winning the 1987 gubernatorial election following Governor Edwin Edwards’ decision to drop out of the run-off election. His report includes: highlights of the Election Night speeches by Roemer, Congressman Billy Tauzin, and Congressman Bob Livingston; Governor Edwards’ concession speech; an interview with Raymond Strother, Roemer’s political strategist; an interview with Governor-Elect Roemer reacting to Edwards’ concession; highlights of Roemer’s trip to New Orleans, including visits with students at McDonough #39 and New Orleans Mayor Sidney Barthelemy; Edwards speaking to the press at the Governor’s Mansion following a meeting with his cabinet; an interview with Roemer following a meeting with his transition team; and Roemer’s farewell speech on the House floor. Hinton also reports on the results from the other statewide races.