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George Wallace's 1968 Presidential Campaign in Louisiana

WWL-TV Collection



Genre: News

Place Covered: Louisiana General, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 1968

Duration: 00:07:54

Subjects: Perez, Leander, 1891-1969 | Wallace, George Corley Jr., 1919- 1998 | Kennedy, Robert Francis "Bobby," 1925- 1968 | McKeithen, John J. (John Julian), 1918-1999 | Elder, William Stanley Jr. "Bill," 1938- 2003 | Washington Post | United States presidential election, 1968


  • Elder, Bill Reporter


Compilation of clips of George Wallace in Louisiana during his 1968 Presidential Campaign. Footage includes Wallace arriving and scenes of him with Leander Perez. Speech stating: the liberals in each party fighting each other will help solidify support for him because there isn't much difference in what the candidates are saying; Kennedy's declaration of needing new approaches to solve the problems were all advocated by him and the other candidates before. Footage of Wallace speaking in the legislature with Governor McKeithen seated next to him. Wallace's speech in the legislature regarding: there isn't much difference between the leadership in each party; the common people don't want the government telling them what to do; and the bias towards him by the Washington Post; Footage of campaign signs and a Wallace campaign office. Bill Elder interviews a campaign worker about people finally voting for the man and not the Party. Various footage of Wallace arriving and leaving locations, and supporters lining his motorcade. Footage of protesters chanting. Wallace speech that his 3rd Party will not have a national convention like the other political parties. Footage of Wallace leaving a building and people handing out pamphlets.