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Expulsion of State Senator Gaston Gerald (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-05-29

Duration: 00:07:30

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1981 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | Gerald, Gaston | Political corruption


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Speaker
  • Kiefer, Nat Speaker
  • Guarisco, Anthony Speaker
  • Dykes, Bill Speaker
  • Hudson, Tommy Speaker
  • O'Keefe, Michael Speaker


This segment from the May 29, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the hearing and expulsion of State Senator Gaston Gerald from the Louisiana Senate, the first expulsion in the history of the Louisiana Legislature. Senator Gerald is serving a five year sentence in federal prison for attempted extortion. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome