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Tony Kushner (2008)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-06-04

Duration: 00:11:58

Subjects: Kushner, Tony | Dramatists | Theater


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Bachrack, Brenda Interviewee
  • Kushner, William Interviewee
  • Wegener, Gloria Interviewee
  • Kushner, Tony Speaker


This segment from the 2008 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Tony Kushner accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Kushner, who grew up in Lake Charles, is a playwright and screenwriter. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and two Tony Awards for his play “Angels in America,” as well as an Emmy Award for the television adaptation of the play. The profile includes interviews with his family friend, Brenda Bachrack, his father, William Kushner, and his high school Latin teacher, Gloria Wegener. Host: Beth Courtney