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Author Jack Temple Kirby Interview (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-08-4

Duration: 00:06:59

Subjects: Kirby, Jack Temple | Authors | SOUTHERN STATES | Mass media | Country music | Haley, Alex


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Siegenthaler, John Interviewer
  • Kirby, Jack Temple Interviewee


This segment from the August 4, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview by John Siegenthaler of WDCN-TV in Nashville, Tennessee, with author Jack Temple Kirby on his book “Media-Made Dixie.” He discusses the impact of mass media on people’s perceptions of the American South, including country music, “The Waltons,” “Gone with the Wind” and Alex Haley’s book “Roots.” Host: Ron Blome