Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 1983
Subjects: Diabetes | RICHARDSON, HAM | Sports | Tennis players | DIXON, MARGARET | Politics | Long, Russell B.
- Weill, Gus Host
- Fowler, Ken Producer
- Breazeale, Kathryn Producer
- Richardson, Ham Interviewee
This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from 1983 features an interview with Ham Richardson conducted by Gus Weill. Richardson, a native of Baton Rouge, was a championship tennis player. He discusses: when kids should start playing tennis; his aunt, journalist Maggie Dixon; becoming interested in American politics while studying at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar; working with Senator Russell Long upon returning to Louisiana; the benefits of studying abroad; comparisons between politics in New York, his current residence, and Louisiana; his tennis career; the effect of his diabetes diagnosis on his tennis career; and his current work as the director of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.