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FBI Gambling Probe (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-10-27

Duration: 00:12:15

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1995 | Louisiana. Legislature | Gambling


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Drennen, Mark Interviewee
  • Bankston, Larry Speaker
  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Jordan, Max Speaker
  • Ewing, Randy Interviewee
  • Boren, Jim Interviewee
  • Baker, John Interviewee


This segment from the October 27, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the FBI’s investigation into an alleged scheme to manipulate the legislative process for bills allowing a local option on gambling at the 1995 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Chapa reports that several state legislators are implicated, including State Senator Larry Bankston. She interviews: Mark Drennen, president of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR); State Senator Randy Ewing; Jim Boren, defense attorney; and John Baker, LSU Law Professor. Chapa’s report also includes highlights of a Senate floor debate on a gambling bill, including comments by State Senators Larry Bankston, John Hainkel, and Max Jordan. Host: Robert Collins