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Behind the Legends: Gus Weill Remembers

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-10-18

Duration: 00:28:22

Subjects: Weill, Gus | McKeithen, John J. (John Julian), 1918-1999 | Hirt, Al | DeBakey, Michael E. (Michael Ellis), 1908-2008 | Edwards, Edwin W.


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Yancey, Allegra Nevils Producer
  • Weill, Gus Interviewee
  • McKeithen, John Interviewee
  • Hirt, Al Interviewee
  • DeBakey, Michael Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee


This special episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from October 18, 2015, features an interview with Gus Weill conducted by Beth Courtney. Weill hosted “Louisiana Legends” from 1982-2002. Courtney and Weill reminiscence and share clips from Weill’s interviews with former Governor John McKeithen, jazz trumpeter Al Hirt, world renowned surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey, and former Governor Edwin Edwards.