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Cheniere Au Tigre, Part 5 & French as a Second Language (1983)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-04-10

Duration: 00:28:11

Subjects: Arceneaux, William | Taylor, Cecil G. | Domengeaux, James R. | Education | French language | Cheniere au Tigre (La.) | Council for the Development of French in Louisiana


  • Fontenot, James Host
  • White, J. Oreo Interviewee
  • Sellers, Murphy "Red" Interviewee
  • Sagrera, Walter Interviewee
  • Veazey, Dora Choates Interviewee
  • Arceneaux, William Guest
  • Taylor, Cecil Guest
  • Domengeaux, James Guest


This episode of the series “En Francais” from April 10, 1983, features the fifth and final part of “La Cheniere Au Tigre,” a documentary about a small island off the coast of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, that was devastated by hurricanes. It includes interviews with: J. Oreo White; Murphy “Red” Sellers; Dr. Walter Sagrera; and Dora Choates Veazey. James Fontenot then interviews: Dr. William Arceneaux, the Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education; Dr. Cecil Taylor, a former French professor and chancellor of Louisiana State University (LSU); and James Domengeaux, the president of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL). They provide an update on the work of the Governor’s Commission on French as a Second Language. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.