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Lil Daddy (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-09-18

Duration: 00:08:39

Subjects: McLeroy, Reggie | Lil Daddy (Fictitious character) | Cartoonists


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • McLeroy, Reggie Interviewee
  • Stickney, Ken Interviewee
  • White, Ladavion Interviewee


This segment from the September 18, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s profile of Lil Daddy, a popular comic strip for children that has run in the Monroe News-Star for 15 years. Whinham interviews Reggie McLeroy, the creator of Lil Daddy, the discipline coordinator for the Ruston Public Schools, and an acclaimed artist, who discusses the origins of Lil Daddy and his desire to create a character providing positive messages to children. Whinham also talks to Ken Stickney, the managing editor for the Monroe News Star, about the popularity of the comic strip, and Ladavion White, a gospel rapper, about the songs he has written for the character. This report also includes footage of McLeroy, White, and Lil Daddy speaking and performing at a local school. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford