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Governor-Elect Edwin Edwards Interview (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-11-18

Duration: 00:09:34

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | Politics | Government | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Teacher pay raises | State employee pay raises


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee


This segment from the November 18, 1983, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Beth Courtney’s interview with Governor-Elect Edwin Edwards. He discusses: the state’s declining revenues; the high cost of the campaign; his upcoming national interview on “60 Minutes”; his new cabinet; his commitment to teacher and state employee pay raises; and his high hopes for his third term. Hosts: Ken Johnson and Beth Courtney