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Lindy Boggs

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-05-19

Duration: 00:25:48

Subjects: EQUAL OPPORTUNITY | TULANE UNIVERSITY | Boggs, Lindy, 1916-2013 | Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972 | Sigmund, Barbara Boggs, 1939-1990 | Boggs, Thomas Hale | Roberts, Cokie | Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 | Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 | Reagan, Ronald | Clinton, Bill, 1946- | 1976 Democratic National Convention | Women legislators | Politics | Democratic Party


  • Allen, Gary Associate Producer
  • Eaglin, Carlos Photographer
  • Miranda, Chris Photographer
  • Wade, Reggie Editor
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Weill, Gus Interviewer
  • Boggs, Lindy Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from May 19, 1994, features an interview with Lindy Boggs conducted by Gus Weill. Boggs, the wife of the late Congressman Hale Boggs, was the first woman elected to Congress from Louisiana. She discusses: living in New Orleans; the political career of Hale Boggs; the day she found out about her husband’s plane crash in Alaska; her personal impressions and interactions with Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton; her commitment to fighting for equal opportunities for all citizens; her role as the chairperson of the 1976 Democratic National Convention; the honor of having a building named after her at Tulane University; and the careers of her children Cokie Roberts, Barbara Boggs Sigmund, and Tommy Boggs.