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Democratic National Convention (1988)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Atlanta, Georgia

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-07-22

Duration: 00:26:51

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 1988 | United States presidential election, 1988 | 1988 Democratic National Convention


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Dukakis, Michael Speaker
  • Jackson, Jesse Speaker
  • Tauzin, Billy Interviewee
  • Breaux, John Interviewee
  • Fairchild, Morgan Interviewee
  • Fields, Cleo Speaker
  • Wardsworth, Mary L. Interviewee
  • Johnson, Kim Antonni Interviewee
  • Copeland, Sherman Interviewee
  • Landrieu, Mary Interviewee
  • Kovic, Ron Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from July 22, 1988, features Ken Lormand’s special report from the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. His report includes: highlights of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis’ acceptance speech; highlights of the speech by Reverend Jesse Jackson, a former presidential candidate; interviews with Congressman Billy Tauzin and United States Senator John Breaux on the effectiveness of political conventions; an interview with actress Morgan Fairchild; highlights of the speech given by State Senator Cleo Fields; an interview with Senator Breaux on the possible impact of the Democratic ticket on Louisiana; interviews with several Louisiana delegates, including Mary L. Wardsworth, Kim Antonni Johnson, Sherman Copeland, and State Treasurer Mary Landrieu; and an interview with Ron Kovic, a California delegate who was paralyzed during the Vietnam War.