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Campaign '83 Preview: Gov. Dave Treen Profile (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-11-05

Duration: 00:11:53

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Louisiana Association of Business and Industry | Paper mills | Ensminger, John C. | GOLF


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee


This segment from the November 5, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of Governor Dave Treen as he prepares to run for re-election against former Governor Edwin Edwards in the 1983 gubernatorial election. In an interview with reporter Robyn Ekings, Treen discusses his studious image, the successes of his administration, making policy decisions in the best interest of all Louisianans without concern of the political implications, his response to the possibility that the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) will not support him and why he is running for a second term. This profile also includes footage of Treen visiting the International Paper Mill in Bastrop, speaking at a campaign event for State Representative John Ensminger and playing golf. Host: Beth George