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U. S. Senate Primary Election (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-09-20

Duration: 00:34:44

Subjects: Elections, 1996 | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 1996 | Politics


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • McMains, Chuck Interviewee
  • Hayes, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Linder, Bill Speaker
  • Wilson, Peggy Interviewee
  • Duke, David Interviewee
  • Ieyoub, Richard Interviewee
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Landrieu, Mary Interviewee
  • King, Andrew Interviewee
  • Parent, Wayne Interviewee


This segment from the September 20, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the 1996 United States Senates election on the eve of the primary election. He follows the eight major candidates on the campaign trail around Louisiana, including State Representative Chuck McMains, Congressman Jimmy Hayes, businessman Bill Linder, New Orleans City Councilwoman Peggy Wilson, former State Representative David Duke, Attorney General Richard Ieyoub, State Representative Woody Jenkins, and former State Treasurer Mary Landrieu. His report includes highlights of former Governor Dave Treen encouraging Republicans to vote for Jenkins. Duhe then interviews Dr. Andrew King, the chairman of the LSU Department of Speech Communication, and Dr. Wayne Parent, LSU political science professor. They analyze the candidates’ television ads. Host: Robert Collins