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Philippe Gustin & Ray D. Molo Middle School (1986)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-06-01

Duration: 00:27:59

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


  • Fontenot, James Host
  • Gustin, Philippe Guest
  • Zaunbrecher, Tony Interviewee
  • Major Handy and the Louisiana Blues Band Performer
  • Chavis, Boozoo Performer


This episode of the series “En Francais” from June 1, 1986, features James Fontenot’s interview with Philippe Gustin, the director of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL). He discusses the work of CODOFIL and the potential impact of the state budget crisis on his agency. Gustin then visits Ray D. Molo Middle School in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he interviews teacher Tony Zaunbrecher. He also attends a school assembly celebrating Louisiana’s culture, including performances by Major Handy and Boozoo Chavis. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.