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50 Years of the Southern Review (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-10-18

Duration: 00:02:39

Subjects: The Southern Review | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Literature | Authors | Percy, Walker, 1916-1990 | Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Grigsby, Katheryn Reporter
  • Percy, Walker Speaker
  • Warren, Robert Penn Speaker


This segment from the October 18, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Katheryn Grigsby’s report on the conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Southern Review at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. Grigsby reports that the literary quarterly was first published at LSU in 1935 by editors Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren. Her report includes highlights of the readings given by authors Walker Percy and Robert Penn Warren.