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Senate President Michael O'Keefe Interview (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-07-09

Duration: 00:04:23

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | O'Keefe, Michael | President of the Louisiana State Senate


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • O'Keefe, Michael Interviewee


This segment from the July 9, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with Senate President Michael O’Keefe, who was recently convicted on three federal counts of mail fraud and obstruction of justice. He discusses why the Senate has not taken action to remove him from his position and his intention to appeal his conviction. According to an Attorney General’s opinion, public officials in Louisiana are considered innocent until all of their appeals have been exhausted. Host: Beth George