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Roger Ogden

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-09-20

Duration: 00:27:15

Subjects: Ogden, Roger Houston | Ogden Museum | Arts | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Philanthropists | Long, Russell B.


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Yancey, Allegra Nevils Producer
  • Ogden, Roger H. "Field" Interviewee
  • Forman, Ron Interviewee
  • Maurin, James Interviewee
  • Hecht, Michael Interviewee
  • Ogden, Roger Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from September 20, 2015, features an interview with Roger Ogden conducted by Beth Courtney at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. Ogden, a businessman and philanthropist, is a co-founder of Stirling Properties, a former chairman of the LSU Board of Supervisors, a co-founder of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, and the owner of Ogden Development and Investments. He discusses: his appreciation for art; the origins of his art collection; his favorite Louisiana artists; his love for historical, impressionist, and abstract paintings; his lifelong support of LSU; his high hopes for the future of Louisiana; his personal life; and the career advice he received from U.S. Senator Russell Long.