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The Louisiana – D.C. Connection

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As the power shifts in Washington, D.C. with the swearing-in of the 115th United States Congress and a new presidential administration, the LDMA is highlighting the Louisiana-D.C. Connection throughout the month of January.  During its forty-one year history of in-depth political coverage, LPB has reported on Louisiana’s changing influence in Washington, D.C. See speeches, interviews, and panel discussions with Louisiana’s past and present United States Senators and Representatives, as well as political analysts and strategists that hail from the state.  You can also take a tour of the United States Capitol with former Senator J. Bennett Johnston and learn more about the life and career of Lindy Boggs, Louisiana’s first Congresswoman. 

Our Nation's Capitol with J. Bennett Johnston



Our Nation’s Capitol with J. Bennett Johnston

Take a tour of the United States Capitol with former United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston



Former United States Senator John Breaux


McLeod Lecture Series



James Carville


Louisiana Legends



United States Senator Russell Long

Louisiana: The State We’re In



Former United States Senator Mary Landrieu


Press Club



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