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Billy Nungesser Profile (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-06-27

Duration: 00:07:36

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1980 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | Nungesser, Billy, 1929-2006 | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Edwards, Edwin W. | State legislators | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983


  • George, Beth Host
  • Nungesser, Billy Interviewee


This segment from the June 27, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of Billy Nungesser, the Executive Secretary to Governor Dave Treen. He discusses Governor Treen’s relationship with state legislators, his role in the administration, not feeling pressure to put Republicans in key positions, his biggest surprises, lobbying on the floor of the House of Representatives, and his lack of concern for the possibility of former Governor Edwin Edwards running against Treen in the 1983 gubernatorial election. Host: Beth George