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A Matter of Time

WWL-TV Special Projects Collection



Genre: Special, Documentary

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: Circa 1970

Duration: 00:26:14

Subjects: Border War, 1910-1919 | National Council on Aging (NCOA) | Super, William C., 1924-2007 | Rodi, Antonio | Golden Age Club (New Orleans, La.) | 100 Good Men (New Orleans, La.) | Daniel, Peter | Fabares, Valerie | Lindsey, Ruth | Murray, Albertha | Clarey, Louise | Baggett, Frank | Wundernam, Wilhelmina | McCoy, Frank | Harris, Clarence | Washington Artillery | Older people | Old age | Nursing Homes | Charity Hospital (New Orleans, La.)


  • Pela, John Narrator
  • Gormin, Patricia Writer
  • Tolhurt, Jim Photographer
  • Tolhurst, Jim Editor
  • Lawton, Bob Theme Music
  • Super, William C Interviewee
  • Fabares, Valerie Interviewee
  • Lindsey, Ruth Interviewee
  • Murray, Albertha Interviewee
  • Clarey, Louise Interviewee
  • Baggett, Frank Interviewee
  • Wundernam, Wilhelmina Interviewee
  • Daniel, Peter Interviewee
  • McCoy, Frank Interviewee
  • Harris, Clarence Interviewee


A Matter of Time, a WWL-TV Special Project narrated by John Pela, documents old age in Louisiana. Footage includes: Antonio Rodi at a nursing home; dancers at the Golden Age Club in New Orleans; a meeting of 100 Good Men, veterans of Mexican Border War of 1916 and the Washington Artillery of New Orleans; footage of Peter Daniel, a blind senior citizen, living alone; and various nursing homes in New Orleans; Interviews include: various children on the meaning of old age; Dr. William Super, director of psychiatry at Charity Hospital; Valerie Fabares and Ruth Lindsey of the Council on Aging; Albertha Murray; Louise Clarey; Frank Baggett; Wilhelmina Wundernam; Peter Daniel; Frank McCoy; and Clarence Harris.