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Gubernatorial Run-Off Election (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana, Crowley, Acadia Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-12-07

Duration: 00:27:15

Subjects: Elections, 1979 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1979 | Elections, 1979 | Political campaigns | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | LAMBERT, LOUIS | Political endorsements | Henry, E. L. "Bubba" | MOUTON, EDGAR G. "SONNY" | Hardy, Paul, 1942- | Fitzmorris, James E. (James Edward), 1921- | Edwards, Edwin W. | Politics


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Amacker, Ken Photographer
  • Fourrier, Clay Photographer
  • Blome, Ron Reporter
  • Blome, Ron Editor
  • Gates, Bob Producer
  • George, Beth Producer
  • Fuglaar, Bill Director
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Lambert, Louis Speaker
  • Henry, Bubba Speaker
  • Mouton, Sonny Speaker
  • Hardy, Paul Speaker
  • Fitzmorris, Jimmy Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from December 7, 1979, features coverage of the campaign trail for the  1979 gubernatorial run-off election between Congressman Dave Treen and Public Service Commission Chairman Louis Lambert, including: highlights of endorsement speeches made by Speaker of the House Bubba Henry, State Senator Sonny Mouton, Secretary of State Paul Hardy, and Lieutenant Governor Jimmy Fitzmorris for Treen and Governor Edwin Edwards for Lambert; a Lambert campaign event in Crowley featuring Governor Edwards; a Treen campaign event in Baton Rouge featuring Fitzmorris, Hardy and Henry; a Lambert campaign event in Thibodaux; and a Treen campaign event at a union hall in Baton Rouge. Hosts: Beth George and Ron Blome