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Dr. Stephen McGuire (2023)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Livingston Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-04-07

Duration: 00:27:20

Subjects: Scientific research | Southern University and A & M College | LIGO Livingston Observatory


  • Merrick, Robyn Host
  • White, Avery Producer
  • Robertson, Kirk Photographer
  • McGuire, Stephen Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from April 7, 2023, features Robyn Merrick’s interview with Dr. Stephen McGuire. Dr. McGuire is the James and Ruth Smith Endowed Emeritus Professor of Physics at Southern University (SU) in Baton Rouge and SU’s principal investigator to the LIGO Scientific Collaboration awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. He discusses: his childhood in New Orleans; his love of science; his work with NASA; his advice for the next generation of African American scientists; his work at LIGO; his family; and his next chapter.