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8th Congressional District Race (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-02-08

Duration: 00:09:28

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 1985 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 1985


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Long, Cathy Speaker
  • Brown, Jim Interviewee
  • Scott, Jock Interviewee
  • Becnel, Daniel Interviewee


This segment from the February 8, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on the four candidates for the 8th Congressional District seat, which was left vacant by the death of Congressman Gillis Long. Ekings reports that Clyde Holloway of Rapides Parish has announced his decision to run, while State Senator Richard Turnley announced that he will not run. Her report includes highlights from a press conference given by Cathy Long, the widow of Congressman Long, announcing her candidacy to fill his seat. Ekings also interviews: Secretary of State Jim Brown; State Representative Jock Scott, a candidate; and Daniel Becnel, a candidate.