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Gambling Amendment Passes (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-09-27

Duration: 00:09:13

Subjects: Elections, 1996 | Gambling


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Smith, Michael Interviewee
  • Forgotston, C. B. Interviewee
  • Johnson, Tim Interviewee
  • Alanis, Paul Interviewee
  • Steimel, Ed Interviewee
  • Campbell, Frank Interviewee


This segment from the September 27, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on voters approving a constitutional amendment allowing Louisiana voters veto power if the Louisiana Legislature votes to expand gambling in the state. Her report focuses on gambling opponents regrouping to campaign against gambling for the November 5th local option elections. She interviews: Michael Smith, anti-gambling coordinator; C. B. Forgotston, gambling opponent; Tim Johnson, pastor at the First Baptist Church in Choudrant; Paul Alanis, Horseshoe Gaming; Ed Stemiel, gambling opponent; and Frank Campbell, Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center. Host: Robert Collins