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Archie Manning (2001)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Mississippi

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2001-08-03

Duration: 00:26:12

Subjects: Manning, Archie, 1949- | Sports | Football players | Ole Miss Rebels (Football team) | LSU Tigers (Football team) | New Orleans Saints (Football team) | Vaught, John H. (John Howard), 1909-2006 | Manning, Peyton | Manning, Eli, 1981- | Manning, Cooper


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Bush, Charles Producer
  • Manning, Archie Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from August 3, 2001, features an interview with Archie Manning conducted by Gus Weill. Manning played college football for the University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss, from 1968-1970 and professional football for the New Orleans Saints from 1971-1982. He discusses: growing up in the farming town of Drew, Mississippi; his early attraction to athletics; how he first started playing the quarterback position; his high school baseball career; playing quarterback for Ole Miss; his memories of playing against LSU; being drafted early by the Saints; the New Orleans experience; sportsmanship; the lessons he learned from Ole Miss coach John Vaught; his sons, Cooper, Peyton and Eli; and his feelings about Louisiana.