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The 1995 Governor's Debate: The People's Agenda, No. 1 [Part 2 of 2]

Louisiana Gubernatorial Debates



Genre: Debate

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-09-17

Duration: 00:20:04

Subjects: Elections, 1995 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1995 | Politics | Television debates | Louisiana's Old State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | COUNCIL FOR A BETTER LOUISIANA | Roemer, Buddy | Schwegmann, Melinda B., 1946- | PREIS, PHIL | Jefferson, William J. (William Jennings), 1947- | Fields, Cleo | Adley, Robert R. | Landrieu, Mary, 1955- | Foster, Mike, Jr., 1930- | RETIREMENT SYSTEMS | Political ethics | Prisons | Education | Tulane Legislative Scholarship Program | TULANE UNIVERSITY | Louisiana. Legislature


  • Abel, Mike Photographer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Langlois, Bryant Photographer
  • Normand, Keith Photographer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Eaglin, Carlos Director
  • Miranda, Chris Director
  • Landry, Ed Associate Producer
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Collins, Robert Moderator
  • Roemer, Buddy Panelist
  • Schwegmann, Melinda Panelist
  • Preis, Phil Panelist
  • Jefferson, William Panelist
  • Fields, Cleo Panelist
  • Adley, Robert Panelist
  • Landrieu, Mary Panelist
  • Foster, Mike Panelist


The second part of a live debate held on September 17, 1995, at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge between eight gubernatorial candidates: Former Governor Buddy Roemer (R); Lieutenant Governor Melinda Schwegmann (D); Baton Rouge Businessman Phil Preis (D); Congressman William Jefferson (D); Congressman Cleo Fields (D); State Representative Robert Adley (D); State Treasurer Mary Landrieu (D); and State Senator Mike Foster (R). The debate was sponsored by the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) as a part of its voter awareness project, “The People’s Agenda.” It was moderated by Robert Collins of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. This part of the debate features the conclusion of the third round of questions, which allowed each candidate to ask one question of another candidate. These questions covered the following issues: the investment of retirement funds in derivatives; integrity in office; the mismanagement of the state’s prison and educational systems; reform of the Tulane Legislative Scholarship program; and working with the Legislature. The debate ended with each candidate’s closing statement.