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Mary Frey Eaton (2014)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-06-09

Duration: 00:06:23

Subjects: EATON, MARY FREY | Philanthropists


  • Nickel, Jim Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Arceneaux, William Interviewee
  • Eaton, Barbara Anne Interviewee
  • Johnson, Willie Interviewee
  • Holden, Kip Interviewee
  • Eaton, Mary Frey Speaker


This segment from the 2014 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Mary Frey Eaton accepting her recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Eaton is a community activist and philanthropist in Baton Rouge. She founded or co-founded several organizations, including the Community Fund for the Arts and Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful. She also served on the Baton Rouge Metro Council from 1989-2000. The profile includes interviews with: Dr. William Arceneaux, the Executive Director of the Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting; Barbara Anne Eaton, her daughter; Willie Johnson, her colleague and friend; and Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden. Hosts: Jim Nickel and Beth Courtney