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Lottery Confirmation Controversy (1991)

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: 1991-01-11

Duration: 00:05:09

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Lotteries


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee
  • Unglesby, Lewis Interviewee
  • Flores, Marlin Speaker
  • Mills, P.J. Speaker
  • Thompson, Steve Speaker
  • Nunez, Sammy Interviewee


This segment from the January 11, 1991, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s report on the controversial confirmation process for members of the Louisiana Lottery Commission. Nachman reports that members of the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee believe that the Governor’s Office deleted information about the nominees before submitting the report to the Senate. Her report includes: interviews with Governor Buddy Roemer, Senate attorney Lewis Unglesby, and Senate President Sammy Nunez; the testimony of Colonel Marlin Flores of the Louisiana State Police and P.J. Mills, the Governor’s Chief of Staff; and comments by State Senator Steve Thompson during the hearing. Host: Robert Collins