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New Orleans Mayoral Race (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-02-07

Duration: 00:10:19

Subjects: New Orleans mayoral election, 1986 | Elections, 1986 | Barthelemy, Sidney | Jefferson, William J. (William Jennings), 1947- | Politics


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Myers, Laura Reporter
  • LeBlanc, Sam Interviewee
  • Renwick, Ed Interviewee
  • Barthelemy, Sidney Interviewee
  • Jefferson, William Interviewee
  • Morial, Dutch Speaker


This segment from the February 7, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Laura Myers’ report on the historic New Orleans Mayoral run-off election between two African American candidates, State Senator William Jefferson and former State Senator Sidney Barthelemy. In addition to the candidates, she interviews Sam LeBlanc, defeated candidate, and Ed Renwick, pollster. Her report also includes highlights of a recent candidate forum and Mayor Dutch Morial’s endorsement of Senator Jefferson. Host: Ken Johnson