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La. Treasures: Billy Cannon Statue

Art Rocks!

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-12-21

Duration: 00:04:06

Subjects: STATUES | Cannon, Billy Abb, 1937-2018 | Sports | LSU Tigers (Football team) | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)

Contributors:

  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Cannon, Bunnie Interviewee
  • Cannon, Billy Speaker

Description

This “Louisiana Treasures” segment from the December 21, 2018, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” focuses on the new Billy Cannon Statue located outside of Tiger Stadium on the campus of Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. It includes an interview with Bunnie Cannon, his daughter, who discusses Cannon’s life and LSU football career, including his famous Halloween run in 1959. Host: James Fox-Smith