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Author Ernest Gaines Interview (1986)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-03-23

Duration: 00:07:53

Subjects: Authors | Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Gaines, Ernest Interviewee


This segment from the March 23, 1986, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s interview with Ernest Gaines, an author and writer-in-residence at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. He discusses: his many inspirations for “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman”; his reaction to the television adaptation of his novel; his writing process; his decision to become a writer; and his influences. Host: Rob Hinton