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Sister Helen Prejean (1997)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997

Duration: 00:14:44

Subjects: Prejean, Helen | NUNS | Authors | Capital Punishment | Religion


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Antrobus, Mary Ann Interviewee
  • Bahlinger, Kathleen Interviewee
  • Schaaf, Lory Interviewee
  • Prejean, Helen Speaker


This segment from the 1997 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Sister Helen Prejean accepting her recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Sister Prejean, a native of Baton Rouge, is a nun with the Congregation of St. Joseph, the author of “Dead Man Walking” and an advocate against the death penalty. The profile includes interviews with Prejean’s sister Mary Ann Antrobus, Sister Kathleen Bahlinger, and Sister Lory Schaaf. Host: Gus Weill