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1988 Election Results

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-11-11

Duration: 00:03:44

Subjects: Elections, 1988 | United States presidential election, 1988 | Politics | Bush, George, 1924- | Democratic Party (La.) | Republican Party (La.)

Contributors:

  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Nungesser, Billy, Sr. Speaker
  • Jones, Phillip Interviewee
  • Webber, Ron Interviewee

Description

This segment from the November 11, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Lormand’s report on the impact of the results of the 1988 presidential and statewide elections on the Republican and Democratic Parties in Louisiana. Lormand reports that Republicans won the two biggest races in Louisiana – George Bush for president and Clyde Holloway for Louisiana’s Eighth Congressional District. This report includes highlights from a press conference with Billy Nungesser, the chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party. Lormand also interviews Phillip Jones, the executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, who discusses the success of the Democratic Party at the state and local levels around the country. Lastly, Lormand also interviews Rob Webber, a political science professor at LSU, who discusses the changing electorate in Louisiana.