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Louis Michot

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-07-08

Duration: 00:08:55

Subjects: Michot, Louis J., 1922-2012 | Politics | Business | Philanthropists | SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION


  • Nickel, Jim Host
  • Michot, Mike Interviewee
  • Gothreaux, Gregg Interviewee
  • Authement, Ray Interviewee
  • Gustin, Philippe Interviewee
  • Michot, Tommy Interviewee
  • Michot, Louis J. Speaker


This segment from the 2010 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Louis J. Michot accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Michot, a native of Lafayette, is a businessman, philanthropist, and politician. He served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1960-1964, the State Board of Education from 1968-1972, and as the Superintendent of Education from 1972-1976. He also created the Burger Chef restaurant chain. The profile includes interviews with: State Senator Mike Michot, his son; Gregg Gothreaux of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority; Dr. Ray Authment, a former president of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Philippe Gustin of the International Center in Lafayette; and Dr. Tommy Michot, his son. Host: Jim Nickel