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Election '86: The Louisiana Primary (1986)



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-09-26

Duration: 00:26:20

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 1986 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 1986 | United States Senate election in Louisiana, 1986 | Constitutional amendments


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • Day, Winston Interviewee
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Speaker
  • Roop, Michael Interviewee
  • Hill, John Guest
  • Blache, C.J. Guest


This program from September 26, 1986, features Rob Hinton previewing Louisiana’s 1986 statewide primary election. He first provides an overview of the major candidates in the elections for United States Senator and the eight Congressional districts. Next, Lynda Roedts reports on the constitutional amendments on the ballot, including the creation of an educational trust fund using 8g funds and an increase in the license tag fee. She interviews: Winston Day of the Coalition for a Better Louisiana; United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston; and Lieutenant Michael Roop of the Louisiana State Police. Lastly, Hinton conducts an in-studio interview with John Hill of the Gannett News Service and C.J. Blache, political consultant. They discuss: the constitutional amendments; the Senate race between Congressman Henson Moore and Congressman John Breaux; and the Congressional races.