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Special Session, Week 1 (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-03-29

Duration: 00:08:39

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1996 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Gambling | Campaign Finance | HIGHER EDUCATION


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Ewing, Randy Interviewee
  • Foster, Mike Speaker
  • Windhorst, Steve Speaker
  • Jenkins, Woody Speaker
  • Joseph, Cheney Speaker
  • Dardenne, Jay Speaker
  • Cravins, Don Speaker
  • Bagneris, Dennis Speaker
  • Davis, William "Bud" Speaker


This segment from the March 29, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s recap of the action at the first week of the 1996 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: an anti-gambling rally on the steps of the State Capitol; an interview with Senate President Randy Ewing at the rally; Governor Mike Foster and State Representative Steve Windhorst testifying in the House Criminal Justice Committee on a constitutional amendment allowing a local option vote on gambling; State Representative Woody Jenkins questioning them; Cheney Joseph, the Governor’s Counsel, testifying in a Senate committee on the gambling constitutional amendment; State Senators Jay Dardenne and Don Cravins questioning Joseph; State Senator Dennis Bagneris questioning a bill prohibiting a politician from passing on campaign funds to another candidate or political cause; and LSU Chancellor Bud Davis testifying in the Senate Education Committee on a bill creating a single governing board for higher education. Host: Robert Collins