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Senior Storytellers in Shreveport (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-08-21

Duration: 00:04:37

Subjects: Storytellers | Older people


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Eppler, Jean Speaker
  • Marques, Millie Speaker
  • Russell, Lola Speaker
  • Roberts, Terrie Interviewee
  • Gibson, Jim Speaker
  • Greene, Kay Speaker
  • Shumaker, Lorraine Speaker


This segment from the August 21, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the submission made to the PBS American Portrait, a national storytelling project, by the residents at the Oaks of Louisiana, a senior living facility in Shreveport. It includes highlights of the stories of residents Jean Eppler, Millie Marques, Lola Russell, Jim Gibson, Kay Greene, and Lorraine Shumaker. Moreau also interviews Terrie Roberts, the public relations manager at the Oaks. Host: Natasha Williams