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Campaign ’83 Update: Edwards & Treen

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-10-07

Duration: 00:03:01

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Treen, David C., 1928-2009


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Leslie, Carole Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Cade, John Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee


This segment from the October 7, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Carole Leslie’s report on the 1983 gubernatorial election between former Governor Edwin Edwards and Governor Dave Treen. Leslie interviews Edwards on his campaign bus following his speech at the International Rice Festival in Crowley. She also interviews John Cade, Treen’s campaign manager, who discusses the misinformation in Edwards’ stump speech. Lastly, Leslie interviews Governor Treen at a campaign event in New Orleans, who discusses his decision to send out “Truth Squads” to Edwards’ events. Host: Beth Courtney