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French Immersion Programs (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Rougon, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-04-29

Duration: 00:05:14

Subjects: Education | French immersion | French language | Council for the Development of French in Louisiana | Louisiana Public Broadcasting


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Lemoine, Kevin Speaker
  • Bergeron, Angelique Interviewee
  • Cazayoux, Marcie Interviewee
  • Arceneaux, William Interviewee
  • White, John Interviewee
  • Edwards, John Bel Interviewee
  • Pierre, Vincent Speaker
  • Courtney, Beth Speaker
  • O'Farrell, Glenn Speaker


This segment from the April 29, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the new French immersion programs in Louisiana. It includes highlights from a press conference with Superintendent Kevin Lemoine of Pointe Coupee Parish announcing the start of a new French immersion program at Rougon Elementary School. It includes interviews with: Angelique Bergeron, a prospective parent; Marcie Cazayoux, the principal of Rougon Elementary School; Dr. William Arceneaux, the president of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL); Superintendent of Education John White; and Governor John Bel Edwards. This report also includes highlights from a press conference with Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) President and CEO Beth Courtney and Groupe Media TFO (Television Francaise de l’Ontario) President and CEO Glenn O’Farrell announcing a partnership between LPB, CODOFIL, and TFO to present French children’s programming on LPB2 for use in the state’s French immersion programs. Host: Charlie Whinham