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Tricentennial of the French Discovery of Louisiana (1982)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-03-14

Duration: 00:15:52

Subjects: La Salle, Robert Cavelier, sieur de, 1643-1687 | French language | France | History


  • Fontenot, James Host
  • Martin, Kay Interviewee
  • Bares, Allen Interviewee


This episode of the series “En Francais” from March 14, 1982, features James Fontenot’s interview with Dr. Kay Martin, a French professor at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, and State Senator Allen Bares. They discuss the upcoming celebrations marking the 300th anniversary of the French discovery of Louisiana by explorer René-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.