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Presidential Campaign Events (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-10-31

Duration: 00:02:17

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 1980 | United States presidential election, 1980 | Political campaigns | Reagan, Ronald | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | MISSISSIPPI RIVER | Johnston, J. Bennett (John Bennett), 1932-


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Reagan, Ronald Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Speaker


This segment from the October 31, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines from the 1980 presidential election in Louisiana. These stories include a Ronald Reagan campaign event in New Orleans featuring Governor Dave Treen and a press conference with United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston announcing the Carter administration’s support of the building of a 55 foot channel from the Gulf of Mexico to Baton Rouge. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome