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Robin Roberts

Louisiana Legends Gala

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2001-06-07

Duration: 00:07:26

Subjects: Roberts, Robin, 1960- | Southeastern Louisiana University | Journalists | Sportscasters

Contributors:

  • Nickel, Jim Host
  • Horchack, Jeff Interviewee
  • Welford, Win Interviewee
  • Chauvin-Guerin, Nanette Interviewee
  • Roberts, Robin Speaker
  • Roberts, Lucimarian Speaker

Description

This segment from the 2001 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and prerecorded speech by Robin Roberts accepting her recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Roberts played college basketball at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond from 1979-1983. She was a sportscaster at ESPN from 1990-2005. Since 2005, she has worked at ABC News as a co-anchor for “Good Morning America.” Since Roberts could not attend the gala, her mother, Lucimarian Roberts, also spoke on her behalf. Host: Jim Nickels