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Lobbyist Bud Mapes Profile (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-06-3

Duration: 00:08:36

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1977 | LEGISLATION | Politics | MAPES, BUD | LOBBYISTS


  • George, Beth Host
  • Mapes, Bud Interviewee


This segment from the June 3, 1977, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of lobbyist Bud Mapes. In the interview, he discusses a typical day for him at the state legislature, the work of lobbyists, the importance of honesty and empathy in his job, meeting informally with legislators and the press, the increase in decorum after lobbyists were banned from the floor of the legislature, and his trademark suspenders. Host: Beth George