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Congressman Joe D. Waggoner Profile (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-11-17

Duration: 00:08:46

Subjects: Waggonner, Joe D. (Joe David), 1918-2007 | Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 | Louisiana Association of Business and Industry


  • George, Beth Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Long, Russell Speaker
  • Waggonner, Joe D. Speaker
  • Waggonner, Joe D. Interviewee


This segment from the November 17, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of retiring Congressman Joe D. Waggonner. This profile includes highlights from speeches made by Governor Edwin Edwards, U.S. Senator Russell Long, and Waggoner at a farewell banquet held at the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) Annual Meeting in Waggoner’s honor. In an interview following the banquet, Wagonner discusses the difficulties of serving in public life and his relationship with former President Richard Nixon. Host: Beth George