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The Mysterious Disappearance of Kenneth Womack (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-02-19

Duration: 00:14:00

Subjects: Womack, Kenneth | Missing persons | Deferred Compensation Corporation of Louisiana | Deferred compensation | INVESTIGATIONS | Edwards, Edwin W.


  • George, Beth Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Bella, V.J. Interviewee
  • Warren, Bob Interviewee
  • Seago, John Interviewee


This segment from the February 19, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the mysterious disappearance of Baton Rouge businessman Kenneth Womack, the owner and chief administrator of the Deferred Compensation Corporation of Louisiana (DCCL). This report focuses on the investigation, prompted by Womack’s disappearance, into DCCL, a $10 million investment fund for state employees. It also includes an interview with former Governor Edwin Edwards, who backed Womack’s business dealings with a $1.1 million loan guarantee. Host: Beth George