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Lana Laws Downing Interview (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-12-30

Duration: 00:06:13

Subjects: Authors | Downing, Lana Laws | Lumber trade | History | Lake Verret (La.)


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Fontenot, Jodie Photographer
  • Downing, Lana Laws Interviewee
  • Laws, Alfreda Felterman Speaker


This segment from the December 30, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Donna LaFleur’s interview with author Lana Laws Downing, a former English teacher in Franklin, Louisiana. She discusses her book, “Heaven and High Water,” a fictionalized account of her mother’s early life in a remote logging camp on Lake Verret during the Great Depression. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford