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Edwin Edwards, Part 1

Louisiana Legends

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-09-16

Duration: 00:26:43

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | Politics | Government | Louisiana Governors | TRIALS | Volz, John | EDWARDS, NOLAN | EDWARDS, CANDY

Contributors:

  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee

Description

This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from September 16, 1994, features the first part of an interview with Governor Edwin Edwards conducted by Gus Weill. Edwards served as the Governor of Louisiana from 1972-1980, 1984-1988, and 1992-1996. He discusses: his decision to not seek a fifth term as governor; his 1985-1986 trial in federal court against United States Attorney John Volz; the murder of his brother Nolan Edwards; his interactions with the press; assassination attempts made against him; and his relationship with his wife, Candy Picou.