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1988 Presidential Election Panel Discussion

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-11-04

Duration: 00:19:36

Subjects: Elections, 1988 | United States presidential election, 1988 | Politics | Bush, George, 1924- | Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933- | Energy | UNEMPLOYMENT | Economy | Abortion | Filmed panel discussions


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Kirk, Paul Panelist
  • Baker, Richard Panelist
  • Folse, Mark Panelist


This segment from the November 4, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Lormand leading a panel discussion on the upcoming 1988 presidential election between Vice President George Bush, a Republican, and Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, a Democrat. In the first part of the discussion, Lormand interviews Paul Kirk, the chairman of the Democratic National Central Committee, and Congressman Richard Baker, a Bush supporter. They discuss the candidate’s stances on energy policy, offshore drilling, and aid to oil-producing states. In the second part of the discussion, Lormand interviews Congressman Baker and Mark Folse, a member of the Dukakis campaign in Louisiana. They answer questions from Louisiana voters on the following issues: the negative tenor of the campaign and political ads; unemployment; abortion; and the impact of a Bush or Dukakis administration on Louisiana.