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

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Oscar, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-02-01

Duration: 00:06:44

Subjects: Gaines, Ernest J., 1933- | Authors | Writing/Composition


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


This segment from the February 1, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the second 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 moving to California at age 15 in order to receive an education, how he writes his novels, the future of the written word, and his plans for his final resting place. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford