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Gambling Opponents (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-03-22

Duration: 00:09:12

Subjects: Gambling


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Foster, Mike Speaker
  • Perkins, Tony Interviewee
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker
  • Johnson, Tim Interviewee
  • Gray, Tony Interviewee
  • Roussel, Jay Interviewee
  • Rabb, De Etta Interviewee


This segment from the March 22, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on gambling opponents speaking out against Governor Mike Foster calling for local option instead of a repeal of video poker, riverboats, and the New Orleans casino at the upcoming special session of the Louisiana Legislature. Her report includes highlights of a press conference with Governor Foster. She also visits an anti-gambling rally at a church, including highlights of the speeches by State Representative Woody Jenkins and Tony Gray, spokesperson for the National Campaign Against Legalized Gambling. She also interviews: State Representative Tony Perkins; Tim Johnson, pastor at the First Baptist Church; Tony Gray; Jay Roussel, gambling opponent; and De Etta Rabb, gambling opponent. Host: Robert Collins