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Casino Controversy, Part 1 (1992)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1992-12-25

Duration: 00:13:02

Subjects: CASINOS | Gambling


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Normand, Keith Photographer
  • Hemmeter, Christopher Speaker
  • Brennen, Ralph Interviewee
  • Farnet, Stewart Interviewee
  • Kushner, David Interviewee
  • Gauche, Wendell Interviewee
  • Wilson, Peggy Interviewee


This segment from the December 25, 1992, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Jeff Duhe’s report on the controversy surrounding the selection process for the casino operator in New Orleans. He reports that New Orleans Mayor Sidney Barthelemy has already announced that developer Christopher Hemmeter and his partner, Caeasar’s Palace, are the favorites. He interviews: Ralph Brennen, restaurant owner and casino opponent; Stewart Farnet, Jazzville architect; David Kushner, Jazzville attorney; Wendell Gauche, Jazzville co-owner; and New Orleans City Councilwoman Peggy Wilson. Host: Robert Collins