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Gov. Kathleen Blanco (2015)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-09-27

Duration: 00:26:54

Subjects: Blanco, Kathleen Babineaux, 1942- | Louisiana Governors | Politics | Government | Elections, 2003 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2003 | Louisiana gubernatorial inauguration, 2004 | Hurricane Katrina, 2005


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Yancey, Allegra Nevils Producer
  • Neustrom, Ceci Interviewee
  • Blanco, Raymond "Coach" Interviewee
  • Mann, Bob Interviewee
  • Savoie, T. Joe Interviewee
  • Blanco, Kathleen Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from September 27, 2015, features an interview with former Governor Kathleen Blanco conducted by Beth Courtney. Blanco served as the Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana from 1996-2004 and as the Governor of Louisiana from 2004-2008. She discusses: her 2003 gubernatorial campaign; the death of her son; her inauguration; her governing style; the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; writing her memoirs; her decision not to seek re-election; living with ocular melanoma, or eye cancer; her husband Raymond; and her love for Louisiana.