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LSU’s Hilltop Arboretum (2019)

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: 2019-11-29

Duration: 00:04:57

Subjects: Nature | TREES | FLOWERS | LSU Hilltop Arboretum | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Knight, Emma Producer
  • Demuth, Nick Producer
  • Davis-Coates, Peggy Interviewee
  • Hawkins, Julia Interviewee
  • Dillemuth, Bob Interviewee
  • Cook, Daniel Interviewee
  • Kirshner, Madeline Interviewee


This segment from the November 29, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Emma Knight and Nick Demuth’s visit to LSU’s Hilltop Arboretum in Baton Rouge, 14 acres of land donated to LSU by Emory Smith in 1981. They interview: Peggy Davis-Coates, executive director; Julia Hawkins, friend of Emory Smith; Bob Dillemuth, former executive director; Daniel Cook, LSU intern; and Madeline Kirshner, LSU landscape architecture student. Hosts: Andre Moreau and Natasha Williams