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Ernest Gaines at 80 [Part 1 of 2] (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Oscar, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-01-25

Duration: 00:07:20

Subjects: Gaines, Ernest J., 1933- | Authors | Writing/Composition | United States presidential inauguration, 2013


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Gaines, Ernest Interviewee


This segment from the January 25, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Charlie Whinham’s interview with author Ernest Gaines at his home in Oscar, Louisiana, following his 80th birthday. Gaines is the author of several novels, including “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” and “A Lesson Before Dying.” He discusses his feelings on turning 80, the story he is currently writing, and his thoughts on watching President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford