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Remembering Valerian Smith (1992)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1992-12-25

Duration: 00:07:37

Subjects: Smith, Valerian E., 1926-1992 | Music


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Producer
  • Miranda, Chris Photographer
  • Smith, Valerian Speaker
  • Taylor, Earl Interviewee


This segment from the December 25, 1992, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s remembrance of Baton Rouge composer Valerian Smith, the founder of the Baton Rouge Chorus and Community Playhouse. She interviews Earl Taylor, his long-time friend. Host: Robert Collins