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Governor’s Race Update (Nov. 1, 1991)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1991-11-1

Duration: 00:27:30

Subjects: Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1991 | Elections, 1991 | Politics | Edwards, Edwin W. | Duke, David Ernest


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Weill, Gus Interviewee
  • Duhe, Lester Interviewee
  • McKenzie, Buster Interviewee
  • Renwick, Ed Interviewee
  • Schubert, Francis Interviewee
  • Grimes, Mike Interviewee
  • Mulcahy, Kevin Interviewee
  • King, Ron Interviewee
  • Llorens, James Interviewee
  • Ransburg, Frank Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from November 1, 1991, features Robert Collins, Karen Nachman, and Jeff Duhe reporting on the run-off for the 1991 gubernatorial election between former Governor Edwin Edwards and State Representative David Duke. Collins first presents highlights of a press conference with Governor Buddy Roemer discussing his decision to vote for Edwards in the run-off election. Next, Nachman reports on the impact of public opinion polls on the campaigns and the Duke factor. She interviews: Gus Weill, political consultant; Lester Duhe, political consultant; Buster McKenzie, political consultant; and Dr. Ed Renwick of Loyola University. Duhe then reports on middle class dissatisfaction with government and the Duke campaign. He interviews: Francis Schubert, Duke supporter; Mike Grimes, LSU sociology; Kevin Mulcahy, LSU political science; Ron King, Tulane University political science; James Llorens, Southern University political science; and Frank Ransburg, Southern University political science. Lastly, Collins conducts an in-studio interview with former Governor Dave Treen. He discusses his decision to vote for Edwards and his opposition to Duke.