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Campaign 1983: Lieutenant Governor

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: 00:05:50

Subjects: Freeman, Robert L., 1934- | Fitzmorris, James E. (James Edward), 1921- | Politics | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election, 1983


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Freeman, Bobby Interviewee
  • Fitzmorris, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Long, Bill Interviewee
  • Cooper, Larry Speaker


This segment from the October 7, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on the upcoming election for Lieutenant Governor. Ekings interviews three of the candidates, Lieutenant Governor Bobby Freeman (the incumbent), former Lieutenant Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris, and businessman Bill Long. This report also includes highlights of the fourth candidate, Larry “Boogaloo” Cooper, speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club. Host: Beth Courtney