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French Tables of Mavis Arnaud Fruge (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-05-31

Duration: 00:05:12

Subjects: French language


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Fruge, Mavis Arnaud Interviewee
  • Smythe, Lindsay Speaker


This segment from the May 31, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s profile of Mavis Arnaud Fruge, a Louisiana French language advocate in Arnaudville. She discusses: the plans for a French immersion school in Arnaudville; the community’s efforts to revive heritage crafts; Louisiana French; and her French tables. LeBlanc’s report also includes highlights from the Arnaudville premiere of “Mavis: One Simple Sentence,” a documentary by the Bill Rodman Production Shoppe, including a comment by Lindsay Smythe, the principal of Ecole St. Landry French Immersion Charter School.