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Gubernatorial Candidate David Duke Profile (1991)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1991-10-04

Duration: 00:33:23

Subjects: Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1991 | Politics | Duke, David Ernest | Elections, 1991


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Duke, David Interviewee
  • Stovall, James Interviewee
  • Zatarain, Michael Interviewee
  • Weill, Gus Panelist
  • Parent, Wayne Panelist


This segment from the October 4, 1991, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the gubernatorial campaign of State Representative David Duke. It focuses on Duke’s history of white supremacy, his support of Nazism, and his membership in the Ku Klux Klan. Duhe interviews: David Duke; Reverend James Stovall, the founder of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism; and Michael Zatarain, the author of a Duke biography. Robert Collins then conducts an in-studio interview with Gus Weill, a political consultant, and Dr. Wayne Parent, a political science professor at LSU. They discuss: the campaigns of the three major candidates in the 1991 gubernatorial election, David Duke, Governor Buddy Roemer, and former Governor Edwin Edwards; the election for Insurance Commissioner; and the other elections for statewide elected officials.