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Jim Donelon Interview (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-08-17

Duration: 00:07:27

Subjects: DONELON, JIM | Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election, 1979 | Elections, 1979 | Politics | Edwards, Edwin W. | Political campaigns | Campaign Finance


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • George, Beth Host
  • Donelon, Jim Interviewee


This segment from the August 17, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with Jim Donelon, the Chairman of the Jefferson Parish Council and a candidate for Lieutenant Governor. He discusses why he is running for Lieutenant Governor, wanting the role of acting as a liaison between state and local governments, his relationship with the gubernatorial candidates, the support he has received from Governor Edwin Edwards, and the high cost of the campaign. Host: Ron Blome Host: Beth George