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Republican National Convention in New Orleans (1988)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-08-19

Duration: 00:27:47

Subjects: 1988 Republican National Convention | Elections, 1988 | United States presidential election, 1988 | Republican Party (La.) | Reagan, Ronald | Economy | Roemer, Buddy | Bush, George, 1924- | Politics


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Sockman, Roger Reporter
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Nungesser, Billy, Sr. Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee
  • Howell, Susan Interviewee
  • Carleton, Mark Interviewee
  • Hardy, Paul Interviewee
  • Brown, Andrew Interviewee
  • Estevez, Carlos Interviewee
  • Moore, Henson Interviewee
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee
  • Baker, Richard Interviewee
  • Livingston, Bob Interviewee
  • Ryan, Tim Interviewee
  • Baltazar, Ricky Interviewee
  • Lee, Dave Interviewee
  • Wilker, Marty Interviewee
  • Robbins, Bob Interviewee
  • Lehrer, Jim Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from August 19, 1988, features Ken Lormand and Roger Sockman’s special coverage of the 1988 Republican National Convention in New Orleans. It covers: the history of the Republican Party in Louisiana; the impact of President Ronald Reagan’s two terms in office on Louisiana; the economic impact of the convention on New Orleans and the state; Governor Buddy Roemer’s meetings with government and business leaders; and the hopes for the George Bush-Dan Quayle ticket in Louisiana. It includes interviews with: Billy Nungesser, the chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party; former Governor Dave Treen; Dr. Susan Howell of the University of New Orleans; Dr. Mark Carleton of Louisiana State University (LSU); Lieutenant Governor Paul Hardy; Andrew Brown, an alternate delegate; Carlos Estevez, an alternate delegate; former Congressman Henson Moore; Governor Buddy Roemer; Congressman Richard Baker; Congressman Bob Livingston; Dr. Tim Ryan of the University of New Orleans; Ricky Balthazar of Café Du Monde; Dave Lee, a New Orleans store owner; Marty Wilker, a convention vendor; Dr. Bob Robbins of Tulane University; and Jim Lehrer of the Macneil/Lehrer Newshour.