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John Laborde (2000)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2000-07-02

Duration: 00:10:18

Subjects: Laborde, John P. | Business | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | Tidewater, Inc.


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Kyle, Ed Interviewee
  • Hannan, Philip Interviewee
  • Laborde, John Speaker


This segment from the 2000 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by John Laborde accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Laborde, a native of Marksville, is a co-founder of Tidewater Marine, the largest oil and gas supply boat company in the world. His profile includes interviews with Ed Kyle, the original chairman of Tidewater Marine, and Archbishop Philip Hannan. Laborde is the younger brother of fellow honoree Alden “Doc” Laborde. Host: Beth Courtney