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Gov. Murphy J. Foster Profile (1996)

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: 1996-01-05

Duration: 00:10:08

Subjects: Foster, Murphy J. (Murphy James), 1849-1921 | Foster, Mike, Jr., 1930-2020 | History


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Hotard, Sandra Interviewee
  • Shock, Matthew Interviewee
  • Foster, Mike Interviewee


This segment from the January 5, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s profile of Governor Murphy J. Foster (1892-1900), the grandfather of Governor-Elect Mike Foster. His report includes highlights of an exhibit on the first Governor Foster at the Old State Capitol. Duhe also interviews: Sandra Hotard, Louisiana State Archives; Matthew Shock, a history professor at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette; and Governor-Elect Mike Foster. Host: Robert Collins