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Sister Cities (1985)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-02-03

Duration: 00:27:49

Subjects: French language | Sister cities | International relations


  • Fontenot, James Host
  • Serres, Claire Guest
  • Laloux, Francis Guest
  • Berthelot, John Speaker
  • Baker, Sweet Interviewee
  • Hebert, John Interviewee
  • Williams, Cole Interviewee


This episode of the series “En Francais” from February 3, 1985, features James Fontenot’s interview with Claire Serres of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) and Francis Laloux, the deputy mayor of Namur, Belgium. They discuss the twinning of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Namur, Belgium. Next, Gonzales Mayor John Berthelot welcomes viewers to his city. Fontenot then interviews Sweet Baker, John Hebert, and Cole Williams of the Gonzales Committee on Cultural Affairs. They discuss their efforts to find a sister city in France. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.