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Louisiana Election Results (2008)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-11-07

Duration: 00:07:59

Subjects: Elections, 2008 | United States presidential election, 2008 | Race | Obama, Barack | Independent voters | Political analysis | Politics | Democratic Party | Republican Party


  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Samuels, Albert Interviewee
  • Mann, Bob Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the November 7, 2008, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interview with two political analysts, Dr. Albert Samuels of Southern University and Bob Mann of Louisiana State University, about the voting trends in Louisiana and across the South after the 2008 presidential election. They discusss whether race was a deciding factor for voters, the impact of Barack Obama not campaigning in Louisiana, the state trending more conservative, the rise in independent voters, and the transformational campaign of Obama. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford