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Gospel Singing Day at the Governor's Mansion (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-10-29

Duration: 00:06:18

Subjects: Music | Gospel Music | Louisiana Governor's Mansion (Baton Rouge, La.) | Louisiana Governors | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Davis, Jimmie, 1899-2000 | McKeithen, John J. (John Julian), 1918-1999 | Kennon, Robert Floyd, 1902-1988


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • McKeithen, John Interviewee
  • J.D. Sumner and the Masters Five Performer
  • The Inspirations Performer
  • Davis, Jimmie Performer
  • Treen, Dave Performer
  • Parker, Mary Evelyn Interviewee


This segment from the October 29, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a visit to the Gospel Singing Day celebration at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge. This report includes an interview with former Governor John McKeithen discussing the previous Gospel Singing Days held during his administration, former Governor Jimmie Davis singing “Glory, Glory (Since I Laid My Burdens Down)”, and Governor Dave Treen singing an off-key rendition of “Amazing Grace.” Former Governor Robert Kennon also attended the event. Host: Beth George