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Justin Wilson (1982)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-10-01

Duration: 00:27:26

Subjects: Wilson, Justin, 1914-2001 | Cooks | Storytellers | Comedy | CAJUNS | Cajun humor | Drugs


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Breazeale, Kathryn Producer
  • Wilson, Justin Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from October 1, 1982, features an interview with Justin Wilson conducted by Gus Weill. Wilson, a native of Amite, is a famous Cajun cook and storyteller. He discusses: his childhood; his comedic influences; the origins of his stories; how he handles a variety of audiences; the Cajun lifestyle and sense of humor; and his serious traffic accident and resulting narcotics addiction.