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Edwin Edwards Interview (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-11-21

Duration: 00:10:01

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | Elections, 2014 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014 | Politics | Government | COASTAL RESTORATION | PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY | Agriculture | Sugarcane | Immigration


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Guest


This segment from the November 21, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s on-set interview with former Governor Edwin Edwards, a candidate for the run-off election for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional district. Governor Edwards discusses: the voters’ concerns over his time in prison; how he will work to bring about progress in Congress; why he considers himself a conservative Democrat; his priorities of coastal restoration and protecting the petrochemical and sugarcane industries; his preferred committee assignments; his stance on immigration; and why he believes people should vote for him in this election.