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Preacher Man! Preacher Man! (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-01-13

Duration: 00:08:00

Subjects: Arts | Musical Theater | Religion


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Dickerson, Roger Interviewee
  • O'Neal, John Interviewee


This segment from the January 13, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s visit to the staged reading of a new musical called “Preacher Man! Preacher Man!” written by two men from New Orleans. Hinton reports that the play is set in New Orleans in 1947 and tells the story of a white man who seeks advice from a black preacher to learn how to preach. He interviews the creators of the show, Roger Dickerson, the composer and lyricist, and John O’Neal, the playwright and lyricist.