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St. Joseph Co-Cathedral (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, 29.7934014, -90.8217817

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-01-15

Duration: 00:10:08

Subjects: St. Joseph Co-Cathedral (Thibodaux, La.) | CHURCHES | Places of worship | History | Organ (Musical instrument) | Religion | Catholic Church


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Amedee, Francis Interviewee
  • Orgeron, Margaret Interviewee
  • Robichaux, Richard "Gibbins" Interviewee


This segment from the January 15, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral in Thibodaux. He talks to Monsignor Francis Amedee about the history of the church, which was built in 1923. Whinham also speaks to lifelong member Margaret Orgeron about the special features of the church and St. Valerie, the church’s patron saint. Lastly, Whinham interviews Richard “Gibbins” Robichaux, the church’s organist, about the church’s ceiling, the history of the church’s organ, and the history of the St. Valerie statue. This story is a part of the “Places of Worship” series. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford