BATON ROUGE – LSU English Professor James V. Catano’s film, “An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana’s
Croatian-Americans,” will premiere nationally on public television this month. Louisiana
Public Broadcasting, or LPB, will host a free screening of the film with Catano on
Tuesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the LPB Studios, 7733 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.
The film follows the lives of four individuals who embody the 150-year-old Croatian American experience and share in the history of this unique tight-knit oyster farming community. Special guests at the film screening include John and Jane Tesvich from Plaquemines, who are featured in the film.
The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board will provide fresh Louisiana seafood at 6 p.m. Film screening attendees will receive a free three-month subscription to LPB Passport. For more information and to RSVP, call 225-767-4274 or email RSVP@lpb.org.
“An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana’s Croatian-Americans” will air on LPB on Friday, April 21, at 9:30 p.m. The film is part of Season Two of “Reel South.”
“Reel South” is an anthology series highlighting the best nonfiction storytelling from across the American South. Distributed to public television stations nationally, the series brings diverse Southern voices, topics, and points of view into millions of homes. Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, or CPB, the series is a collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern Documentary Fund, or SDF. All films from Season Two will stream at reelsouth.org the day after broadcast.
LPB Passport offers extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming online with more than 1,000 episodes to watch, with new PBS programs being added weekly.
LSU has a video uplink studio with live broadcast capabilities. Contact us to set up an interview.
Contact Katherine Scherer
Louisiana Public Broadcasting
LSU Media Relations