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Robert Mann Interview (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-10-15

Duration: 00:05:44

Subjects: Mann, Robert, 1958- | Authors | Politics


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Mann, Robert Interviewee


This segment from the October 15, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s on-set interview with Robert Mann, the Manship Chair in Journalism at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication and the author of a new book called “Backrooms and Bayous: My Life in Louisiana Politics.” He discusses: the changes in the political landscape; his work as the press secretary for United States Senator Russell Long, United State Senator John Breaux, and Governor Kathleen Blanco; his friendship with Governor Buddy Roemer; and the importance of owning his mistakes.