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Presidential Politics (1988)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-01-15

Duration: 00:08:01

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 1988 | United States presidential election, 1988


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Brady, James Interviewee
  • Barthelemy, Sidney Speaker
  • Wilson, Peggy Speaker
  • Trail, Merv Speaker
  • Robertson, Dede Interviewee


This segment from the January 15, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton’s report on the preparations for the 1988 presidential election in Louisiana. He first reports on a meeting held by the Louisiana Democratic Party in New Orleans to encourage support for the Louisiana presidential primary on March 8th, Super Tuesday. It includes an interview with James Brady, the chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party, who discusses his reaction to controversial comments made by Len Sanderson, the director of Governor-Elect Buddy Roemer’s transition team at the meeting. Next, Hinton reports on the City of New Orleans’ preparations for hosting the Republican National Convention in August. It features highlights of the announcement of the convention’s theme, “New Orleans: Host to the Future,” including comments by: New Orleans Mayor Sidney Barthelemy; New Orleans City Councilwoman Peggy Wilson; and Dr. Merv Trail of the Media and Hospitality Committee. Lastly, Hinton reports on the qualifying for the presidential primary at the Secretary of State’s Office, including an interview with Dede Robertson, the wife of presidential candidate Pat Robertson.