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CODOFIL 20th Anniversary Meeting (1988)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-12-18

Duration: 00:27:56

Subjects: French language | Natchitoches Christmas Festival | Council for the Development of French in Louisiana | Hardy, Paul, 1942-


  • Hamilton, Gayle Speaker
  • Bailey, Mildred Speaker
  • Bertrand, John Speaker
  • Cochin, Renee Speaker
  • Dupont, Didier Speaker
  • Normand, Torin Speaker
  • Phillips, Geneva Speaker
  • Hardy, Paul Speaker
  • Trotter, Phoebe Interviewee
  • LeGros, Eric Interviewee
  • Bigley, Alison Interviewee


This episode of the series “En Francais” from December 18, 1988, features highlights from the 20th anniversary meeting of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. The speakers include: Judge Gayle Hamilton; Dr. Mildred Bailey, the Dean of the Graduate School at Northwestern; Renee Cochin, the director of the International Center for French Studies in Angers, France; Didier Dupont of the University of Mons in Belgium; former CODOFIL foreign exchange students Torin Normand and Geneva Phillips; and Lieutenant Governor Paul Hardy. It also includes interviews with former CODOFIL foreign exchange students Phoebe Trotter, Eric LeGros, and Alison Bigley. The beginning of this episode features highlights from the Christmas lights in Natchitoches.