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French Accord Signing at the Governor's Mansion (2008)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-10-03

Duration: 00:03:57

Subjects: French immersion | Cultural relations | Louisiana Governor's Mansion (Baton Rouge, La.) | Education | France


  • Yancey, Allegra Nevils Producer
  • Godoy, Al Photographer
  • Courtney, Beth Interviewee
  • Darcos, Xavier Interviewee
  • Vimont, Pierre Interviewee
  • Pastorek, Paul Interviewee
  • Brochenin, Olivier Interviewee
  • Perrin, Warren Speaker
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the October 3, 2008, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Allegra Nevils Yancey’s visit to the Governor’s Mansion for the signing of an accord between France and Louisiana, which will allow for the cultural exchange of teachers. She talks to LPB President and CEO Beth Courtney, French Minister of Education Xavier Darcos, French Ambassador to the United States Pierre Vimont, and New Orleans Counsel General Olivier Brochenin about the benefits of the agreement for both sides. She also interviews Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek about the benefits of offering more French immersion programs to students in Louisiana. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford.