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Rollin' on the River (1983)

En Français Special



Genre: French

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Darrow, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-01-19

Duration: 00:24:08

Subjects: Paddle steamers | Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | Louisiana's Old State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (La.) | FRENCH QUARTER


  • Fontenot, James Performer
  • Renaud, Christine Performer


This episode of the series “En Francais” from January 19, 1983, features Louisiana’s contribution to the 1982 “Production Harmonisee” series. The story follows a Louisiana man who takes his French wife on a trip down the Mississippi River from Natchez, Mississippi, to New Orleans, Louisiana, on the steamboat Mississippi Queen. Along the way, they visit the Old State Capitol and State Capitol in Baton Rouge, Houmas House Plantation in Darrow, and the French Quarter in New Orleans. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.