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Inauguration 1992: Governor Edwin Edwards

Louisiana Inaugurations



Genre: Event

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1992-01-13

Duration: 01:28:59

Subjects: INAUGURATIONS | Politics | Edwards, Edwin W. | McKeithen, W. Fox | Ieyoub, Richard P. | Landrieu, Mary, 1955- | Odom, Bob | Brown, James H. (James Harvey), 1945- | Fowler, Jerry M. | Schwegmann, Melinda B., 1946- | Louisiana gubernatorial inauguration, 1992


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Host
  • Cotten, Kerin Director
  • Eaglin, Carlos Director
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Reed, Ed Guest
  • Breaux, John Interviewee
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee
  • Jefferson, William Interviewee
  • Fields, Cleo Speaker
  • Whitaker, Anita Performer
  • Mangun, Mickey Performer
  • Nemes, Yossie Speaker
  • Calogero, Pascal Speaker
  • McKeithen, Fox Speaker
  • Ieyoub, Richard Speaker
  • Landrieu, Mary Speaker
  • Odom, Bob Speaker
  • Brown, Jim Speaker
  • Fowler, Jerry Speaker
  • Konrad, Nancy Amato Speaker
  • Schwegmann, Melinda Speaker
  • Edwards, Stephen Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


Live coverage of the inauguration of Governor Edwin Edwards hosted by Robert Collins and Jeff Duhe on January 13, 1992. It features highlights from the inauguration ceremony held at the Centroplex in Baton Rouge, including: an introduction by State Senator Cleo Fields, the master of ceremonies; a performance of the National Anthem by Anita Whitaker; the invocation; a performance of “He’s Been Faithful to Me” by Mickey Mangun; a prayer by Rabbi Yossie Nemes; the swearing-in of Secretary of State Fox McKeithen, Attorney General Richard Ieyoub, State Treasurer Mary Landrieu, Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Bob Odom, Commissioner of Insurance Jim Brown, and Commissioner of Elections Jerry Fowler by Chief Justice Pascal Calogero; the swearing-in of Lieutenant Governor Melinda Schwegmann by Judge Nancy Amato Konrad; Lieutenant Governor Schwegmann’s inaugural address; the swearing-in of Governor Edwards by his son, Stephen Edwards; and the inaugural address of Governor Edwards. The coverage also includes: highlights from the weekend’s inaugural activities, including interviews with U.S. Senator John Breaux, U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston, and Congressman William Jefferson; highlights from the morning’s ecumenical prayer service at St. Joseph’s Cathedral; and political analysis by guest Ed Reed.