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St. Landry Parish, Part 4 (1984)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Sunset, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-02-26

Duration: 00:27:42

Subjects: French language | Saint Landry Parish (La.) | History | Chretien Point Plantation (La.)


  • Fontenot, James Host
  • Belleau, Herbert Guest
  • Belleau, Marjorie Guest
  • LaFleur, Amanda Reporter
  • Olivier, John Interviewee
  • Gaienne, Helen Interviewee


This episode of the series “En Francais” from February 26, 1984, features James Fontenot’s interview with Herbert Belleau and Marjorie Belleau. They discuss their recent trip to France. It also includes the fourth and final part of Amanda LaFleur’s profile of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. First, she interviews Mayor John Olivier of Sunset, Louisiana. She then visits Chretien Point Plantation in Sunset and interviews Helen Gaienne, who discusses the colorful history of the plantation, including its connection to the pirate Jean Lafitte and the Civil War battle that was fought on the grounds. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.