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Messenger Family Christmas Display (1983)

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: 1983-12-23

Duration: 00:03:24

Subjects: Christmas | Holidays


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Hatfield, Kent Photographer
  • Ward, Randy Photographer
  • Messenger, Clyde Interviewee
  • Messenger, Josie Interviewee


This segment from the December 23, 1983, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kent Hatfield and Randy Ward’s visit to the 20th Annual Messenger Family Christmas Display in Baton Rouge. They interview Clyde Messenger and Jodie Messenger, who discuss the origins of the display and why they continue with the tradition. Host: Beth Courtney