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Women Jockeys & Cajun Fiddler Dennis McGee (1981)

Louisiana Alive!



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Eunice, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-04-2

Duration: 00:28:19

Subjects: Sports | Horse racing | HORSES | Women jockeys | Fair Grounds Race Course (New Orleans, La.) | Ehrlinspiel, Robin | Barbizan, Debbie | Shryock, Debbie | COURTHOUSES | McGee, Dennis | Doucet, Michael | Fiddlers | Cajun French dialect | Cajun music | Music


  • Fuglaar, Bill Narrator
  • Read, Brooks Narrator
  • L'Herisson, Sandra Editor
  • Wolf, Thom Editor
  • L'Herisson, Sandra Photographer
  • Wolf, Thom Photographer
  • Hanley, John Director
  • Fuglaar, Bill Director
  • Carpenter, Gwen Producer
  • Weyand, Marlene Producer
  • Wolf, Thom Producer
  • Ehrlinspiel, Robin Interviewee
  • Barbizan, Debbie Interviewee
  • Shryock, Debbie Interviewee
  • Doucet, Michael Interviewer
  • McGee, Dennis Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Alive!” from April 2, 1981, features: a visit with three female jockeys, Robin Ehrlinspiel, Debbie Barbizan and Debbie Shryock, at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course; a reflection on Louisiana’s courthouses; and an interview in Cajun French between 86-year-old Cajun music pioneer Dennis McGee and his fellow fiddler Michael Doucet at McGee’s home in Eunice. Narrator: Bill Fuglaar Narrator: Brooks Read