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Derek Gordon Interview (1986)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-01-26

Duration: 00:12:25

Subjects: Gordon, Derek E., 1954-2012 | Louisiana. Division of the Arts


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Gordon, Derek Interviewee


This segment from the January 26, 1986, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s interview with Derek Gordon, the new executive director of the Louisiana Division of the Arts. He discusses: the state of the arts in Louisiana; his decision to take the job; the most challenging and rewarding aspects of his job; the importance of the arts to the quality of life in Louisiana; the role of public money in funding the arts; their budget; and their priorities.