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1992 Presidential Election Panel Discussion

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1992-11-6

Duration: 00:29:14

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Weill, Gus | Politics | Elections, 1992 | United States presidential election, 1992 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 1992 | Clinton, Bill, 1946- | Bush, George, 1924- | Perot, H. Ross, 1930- | Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | Breaux, John B. | Jefferson, William J. (William Jennings), 1947-


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Beychok, Shelley Panelist
  • Mulcahy, Kevin Panelist
  • Weill, Gus Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from November 6, 1992, features Robert Collins leading a panel discussion on Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton defeating President George Bush in the 1992 presidential election. The panelists are: Shelley Beychok, a political science professor at LSU; Kevin Mulcahy, a public policy and political science professor at LSU; and Gus Weill, a political consultant with Weill and Associates. They discuss: the impact of third party candidate Ross Perot on the election; why Louisiana was seen as a key state to the Clinton campaign; the key supporters of Clinton and Bush in Louisiana; the demographics of the Clinton voters in Louisiana; the key issues of the campaign; the results of the 5th Congressional District election; Clinton distancing himself from Jesse Jackson; the close relationships of U.S. Senator John Breaux and Congressman William Jefferson to Clinton; and the possible benefits of these close relationships to Louisiana.