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Presidential Election: Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan in Louisiana (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-10-24

Duration: 00:27:20

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 1980 | United States presidential election, 1980 | Political campaigns | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Reagan, Ronald | Edwards, Edwin W. | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Morial, Ernest N. | Jackson Square (New Orleans, La.) | Centenary College of Louisiana | Television


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Fourrier, Clay Photographer
  • L'Herisson, Sandra Photographer
  • Mundinger, Lewis Photographer
  • Stephens, Catherine Photographer
  • Blome, Ron Producer
  • George, Beth Producer
  • Fuglaar, Bill Director
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Morial, Ernest Speaker
  • Carter, Jimmy Speaker
  • Reagan, Ronald Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee
  • Wertheimer, Fred Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from October 24, 1980, features coverage of the 1980 presidential election.  It includes: a campaign event for President Jimmy Carter at Jackson Square in New Orleans featuring an introduction by New Orleans Mayor Ernest Morial; speeches made by former Governor Edwin Edwards and President Carter at a Carter campaign fundraiser in New Orleans; a campaign event for Ronald Reagan at Centenary College in Shreveport featuring an introduction by Governor Dave Treen; an interview with Governor Treen discussing the election; and an interview with Fred Wertheimer, the Vice President of the lobbyist group Common Cause, on the role of television in the election.