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U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston Interview (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-12-15

Duration: 00:09:13

Subjects: Johnston, J. Bennett (John Bennett), 1932- | SENATORS | Balanced budget | Energy | NATURAL GAS | GAS INDUSTRY | Gasoline shortages | EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT | Women's rights | Elections, 1978 | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 1978 | Elections, 1979 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1979 | Politics


  • George, Beth Host
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee


This segment from the December 15, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston. He discusses the Senate becoming more conservative after the recent election, the need to balance the federal budget, the effect of the recently passed natural gas bill on Louisiana, gasoline shortages, his stance on the Equal Rights Amendment, his re-election, and not getting involved in the 1979 gubernatorial election. Host: Beth George