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The Civil War: A Louisiana Perspective (1991)



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1991-02-25

Duration: 00:51:41

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | History | Civil War | Slavery | New Orleans (La.) -- History -- Capture, 1862 | Port Hudson (La.) -- History -- Siege, 1863 | Red River Expedition, 1864


  • Corrado, Kerin Photographer
  • Flynn, Georgia Photographer
  • Fontenot, Jodie Photographer
  • LaFleur, Donna Director
  • Smith, Rick Producer
  • Arceneaux, William Moderator
  • Foster, Gaines Panelist
  • Hewitt, Lawrence Panelist
  • Kennedy, Ron Panelist
  • Lebreton, Marietta Panelist
  • Stewart, Luther Panelist


A panel discussion on the Civil War from February 25, 1991. This program aired immediately following the re-broadcast of the first episode Ken Burns’ award-winning series, “The Civil War.” The discussion was moderated by Dr. William Arceneaux and featured the following panelists: Dr. Gaines Foster, a history professor at Louisiana State University; Dr. Lawrence Hewitt, a history professor at Southeastern Louisiana University; Ron Kennedy, the Commander of the Louisiana Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans; Dr. Marietta Lebreton, a history professor at Northwestern State University; and Dr. Luther Stewart, a physician and amateur historian. They discussed the causes of the Civil War and the fighting that took place in Louisiana, including the fall of New Orleans, the Siege of Port Hudson, and the Red River Campaign.