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Dr. Stephen McGuire (2022)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-04-28

Duration: 00:18:28

Subjects: Southern University and A & M College | Scientific research | LIGO Livingston Observatory


  • Denison, John Host
  • Merrick, Robyn Host
  • Davis, Carla M. Interviewee
  • Walker, C. Reuben Interviewee
  • Christy, Ralph D. Interviewee
  • McGuire, Stephanie Interviewee
  • Coles, Mark W. Interviewee
  • McGuire, Stephen Speaker


This segment from the 2022 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and speech by Dr. Stephen McGuire accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Dr. McGuire is the James and Ruth Smith Endowed Emeritus Professor of Physics at Southern University (SU) in Baton Rouge and SU’s principal investigator to the LIGO Scientific Collaboration awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. His profile includes interviews with: Dr. Carla M. Davis, his daughter; Dr. C. Reuben Walker, a professor and program leader of agricultural science at SU; Dr. Ralph D. Christy, a professor of applied economics and policy at Cornell University; Dr. Stephanie McGuire, his daughter; and Dr. Mark W. Coles, National Science Foundation and former head of the LIGO Livingston Observator. Hosts: John Denison and Robyn Merrick