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La. Treasures: LSU Basketball Statues (2017)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, 30.4142807, -91.1868152

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-15

Duration: 00:02:32

Subjects: PETTIT, BOB | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Sports | Basketball players | O'Neal, Shaquille | STATUES


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Lowe, Kent Interviewee


This “Louisiana Treasures” segment from the September 15, 2017, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” focuses on the statues of former LSU basketball players Shaquille O’Neal and Bob Pettit located outside of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge. It includes an interview with Kent Lowe, the Senior Associate Communications Director for LSU Athletics, who discusses the significance of the statues and the careers of O’Neal and Pettit. Host: James Fox-Smith