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Former Gov. Buddy Roemer Interview (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-10-20

Duration: 00:06:36

Subjects: Roemer, Buddy | Authors | Stroke | Cotton trade


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee


This segment from the October 20, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with former Governor Buddy Roemer, the author of a new book called, “Scopena: A Memoir of Home.” He discusses: the July 2014 stroke that impacted his speech and walking; his doctor suggesting that he write; writing a book about growing up on Scopena Plantation, his family’s cotton farm in Bossier Parish; his first day of school; his close relationship with his mother; and his father being burned in effigy by the Ku Klux Klan because he allowed the white and black workers to work together on the farm.