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Justin Wilson Interview

Brooks Read Collection



Genre: News

Place Covered: Louisiana General

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 1973-08-5

Duration: 00:04:06

Subjects: Wilson, Justin, 1914-2001 | Cajun humor


  • Read, Brooks Photographer
  • Read, Brooks Interviewer
  • Wilson, Justin Interviewee


Brief clip of Justin Wilson's radio show mentioning Watergate, followed with an interview by Brooks Read and unidentified person. Wilson mentions: his many careers always starting with his hobbies; his early career as a singer; how his career of storytelling originated when he forgot the words to a song; telling stories all of his life about different subjects; how the storytelling became exclusively Cajun; why Louisiana Cajuns don't mind hearing jokes about their culture; how he became internationally known for food; and his US radio show commentary on what's going on today. The interview ends with Wilson telling a new story about a wood duck trapper who finds a tagged black crow in his trap.