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Edwin Edwards, Part 2

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-09-23

Duration: 00:24:38

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | Politics | Government | Louisiana Governors | Louisiana. Legislature | Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935 | Early childhood education | Great Depression | Political corruption


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


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from September 23, 1994, features the second 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: the modernization and independence of the Louisiana Legislature; being compared to Governor Huey P. Long; national statistics that often place Louisiana at the bottom; the importance of investing in early childhood education; his political influences; his relationship with the African American community; his modest childhood during the Great Depression; accusations of corruption; and his future plans.