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Buddy Roemer (2010)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-08-31

Duration: 00:28:24

Subjects: Roemer, Buddy | Politics | Louisiana Governors | Roemer, Charles, E., II, 1923-2012 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Louisiana. Constitutional Convention (1973) | Elections, 1987 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1987 | Elections, 1991 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1991 | Environment | Duke, David Ernest


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Godoy, Al Producer
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from August 31, 2010, features an interview with Buddy Roemer conducted by Beth Courtney. Roemer, a native of Shreveport, served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981-1988 and as the Governor of Louisiana from 1988-1992. He discusses: growing up on a farm in north Louisiana in the 1950s; his love of reading as a child; his studies at Harvard University; his father Charles Roemer II’s role as the Commissioner of Administration under Governor Edwin Edwards; his first elected position as a delegate to the 1973 Louisiana Constitutional Convention; running for Congress; his successful run for governor in 1987; his record on the environment; losing the 1991 gubernatorial election to Edwin Edwards and David Duke; his role as a Kennedy Fellow at Harvard University; his success in banking; and his family.