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1988 Presidential Campaigns

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-11-04

Duration: 00:04:11

Subjects: Elections, 1988 | United States presidential election, 1988 | Politics | Bush, George, 1924- | Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Parent, Wayne Interviewee
  • Bush, George Speaker
  • Dukakis, Michael Speaker


This segment from the November 4, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Lormand’s recap of the 1988 presidential campaigns of Vice President George Bush, a Republican, and Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, a Democrat. He interviews Wayne Parent, a political science professor at LSU, who discusses the dirty campaigning, the lack of major issues in the election, and the political ads.