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Runoff Election Preview (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-11-15

Duration: 00:09:52

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 2019 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2019 | Edwards, John Bel | Rispone, Eddie | Political participation | Early voting


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Interviewee
  • Foreman, Whitney Interviewee
  • Burdine, Qimmah Interviewee
  • Wimberly, Brittney Interviewee
  • Martin, James Interviewee
  • LeBlanc, Malik Interviewee
  • Mann, Robert Interviewee
  • Couvillon, John Interviewee


This segment from the November 15, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau and Natasha Williams reporting on the final day before the runoff in the 2019 gubernatorial election between Governor John Bel Edwards (D) and businessman Eddie Rispone (R). First, Moreau interviews Governor Edwards during his statewide media campaign. Next, Williams reports on the lack of political engagement among young people in Louisiana. She visits the Louisiana State University (LSU) campus in Baton Rouge and interviews several students, Whitney Foreman, Qimmah Burdine, Brittney Wimberly, James Martin, and Malik LeBlanc. She also interviews Robert Mann, a political historian and professor of mass communication. Lastly, Moreau interviews John Couvillon of JMC Analytics and Polling, who discusses the final turnout numbers for early voting.