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Wendell Pierce (2024)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-04-25

Duration: 00:15:56

Subjects: Arts | Acting | ACTORS


  • Merrick, Robyn Host
  • Henry, Troy Interviewee
  • Thomas, Jeffery Interviewee
  • Simon, David Interviewee
  • Spears, Cleveland, III Interviewee
  • Pierce, Wendell Speaker


This segment from the 2024 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and speech by Wendell Pierce accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Pierce, a native of New Orleans, is a world-renowned actor of stage, film, and television. His profile includes interviews with: Troy Henry, childhood friend and business partner; Jeffery Thomas, childhood friend and business partner; David Simon, the creator and executive producer of The Wire and Treme; and Cleveland Spears, III, business partner of Equity Media and WBOK. Host: Robyn Merrick