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1983 Governor’s Race

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-10-14

Duration: 00:10:22

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


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee


This segment from the October 14, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ in-depth report on the upcoming gubernatorial election between Governor Dave Treen and former Governor Edwin Edwards. Ekings interviews Edwards, who discusses his honesty during the campaign and what could bring him down during the final week of the campaign. She also interviews Treen, who discusses the issue of honesty in the campaign and the negative tone of the campaign. This report also includes highlights from several campaign events for both Edwards and Treen. Host: Beth Courtney