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Grambling Band Prepares for Inauguration Day (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Grambling, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority, KTAL-TV, Shreveport

Date Issued: 2009-01-16

Duration: 00:02:13

Subjects: GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY | GRAMBLING TIGER MARCHING BAND | Marching bands | INAUGURATIONS | United States presidential inauguration, 2009 | Obama, Barack


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Bennett, Erica Reporter
  • Booker, Jamoni Interviewee
  • Wright, Brian Interviewee
  • Thomas, Edwin Interviewee


This segment from the January 16, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Erica Bennett of KTAL-TV in Shreveport reporting on her visit with the Grambling State University Marching Band as they practice and prepare to travel to Washington, D.C to participate in President Barack Obama’s inaugural parade. The band members discuss their excitement at participating in such an historic event, especially the inauguration of the first African American president. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford