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Eunice’s Liberty Theater (1997)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Eunice, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997-09-12

Duration: 00:08:42

Subjects: Liberty Theater (Eunice, La.) | Cajun culture | Cajun music | Rendez-vous des Cajuns (Radio program)


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Jambalaya Performer
  • Ancelet, Barry Interviewee
  • Joubert, Curtis Interviewee
  • Peart, Ken Interviewee
  • Blanco, Kathleen Interviewee
  • Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys Performer
  • Smith, A. J. Performer


This segment from the September 12, 1997, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the tenth anniversary of the restoration of the Liberty Theater in Eunice and the Cajun music variety show, Rendez Vous des Cajuns. His report includes highlights of the performances by: Jambalaya; Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys; and Cajun comic A.J. Smith. He also interviews: Barry Ancelet, Cajun folklorist and host of Rendez Vous des Cajuns; Curtis Joubert, former Eunice mayor; Eunice Mayor Ken Peart; and Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Blanco. Host: Robert Collins