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The Resignation of Senate President Michael O'Keefe (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-02-11

Duration: 00:06:12

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature. Senate | O'Keefe, Michael | RESIGNATIONS | President of the Louisiana State Senate | Nunez, Samuel B., Jr.


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Baer, Mike Interviewee
  • Nunez, Samuel Interviewee


This segment from the February 11, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the temporary resignation of Michael O’Keefe as Senate President, as he appeals his second conviction on federal charges of mail fraud and obstruction of justice. It includes an interview with State Senator Sammy Nunez, the President Pro Tempore, on his new role as the acting Senate President. Host: Beth George