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5th Congressional District Race (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-10-18

Duration: 00:08:23

Subjects: Elections, 1996 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 1996 | Politics | Thompson, Francis C. | COOKSEY, JOHN


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Cooksey, John Interviewee
  • Tauzin, Billy Speaker
  • Thompson, Francis Interviewee
  • Dole, Elizabeth Speaker
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee
  • Breaux, John Interviewee


This segment from the October 18, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the 5th Congressional District election between Dr. John Cooksey (R), an eye surgeon from Monroe, and State Representative Francis Thompson (D) of Delhi. He interviews both candidates on the campaign trail. His report also includes: Congressman Billy Tauzin campaigning with Cooksey in Marksville; Elizabeth Dole, the wife of presidential candidate Bob Dole, campaigning for Cooksey in Monroe; and interviews with United States Senators J. Bennett Johnston and John Breaux in support of Thompson. Host: Robert Collins