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Riverboat Gambling Safety (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-11-26

Duration: 00:09:28

Subjects: United States. Coast Guard | MISSISSIPPI RIVER | SAFETY | Gambling | Collisions at sea


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Hawley, Clarke Interviewee
  • Thompson, T.E. Interviewee
  • Pickering, Kenneth Speaker
  • Loefstedt, William Speaker
  • Tauzin, Billy Speaker
  • Card, James Speaker
  • Tangeman, Anthony Interviewee


This segment from the November 26, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the growing concerns about the safety of riverboat gambling due to increased river traffic and collisions on the Mississippi River. His report includes highlights of the testimony before a special meeting of Congressman Billy Tauzin’s House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation in Baton Rouge, including: Kenneth Pickering, Riverboat Gaming Commission; William Loefstedt, American Waterways Operators; and Rear Admiral James Card of the 8th Coast Guard District. Duhe also interviews: Captain Clarke Hawley of the Steamer Natchez; Captain T.E. Thompson, captain of the port; and Captain Anthony Tangeman, group commander with the Coast Guard. Host: Robert Collins