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Jimmy Swaggart (1982)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-11-05

Duration: 00:27:51

Subjects: SWAGGART, JIMMY | LEWIS, JERRY LEE | Televangelism | Religion


  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Breazeale, Kathryn Producer
  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Bryan, Bill Photographer
  • Carroll, Mark Photographer
  • James, Frank Photographer
  • Fourrier, Clay Director
  • Swaggart, Jimmy Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from November 5, 1982, features an interview with Jimmy Swaggart conducted by Gus Weill. Swaggart, a native of Ferriday, Louisiana, is a famous televangelist, the founder of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, and pastor at the Family Worship Center in Baton Rouge. He discusses: his famous cousin, Jerry Lee Lewis; the price of genius; growing up in Ferriday; preaching his first street services; the work of his ministry, including his television services and building schools around the world; managing the money of his organization; the importance of honesty in televangelism; and how he would like to be remembered.Host: Gus Weill