Late last month, I brought a small film crew up to Baton Rouge to record LSU Professor James Carville’s first class of the semester, part of a larger project we’re working on together and hope to announce in greater detail in the near future.
At the very end of his class (and for reasons that may or may not be made clear later on), James asked students to stand and listen to a recording of “Amazing Grace.” But before he called class to a close, he had a final message for his new class, which is entirely comprised of juniors and seniors at the Manship School for Mass Communications: This year’s class would be dedicated to the late Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who he had previously told the Bayou Brief was “the most underrated one-term governor in American history.”
Fortunately, our cameras were still rolling, so with James’ permission, we decided to turn this into a standalone clip, which we first shared on social media a week ago.
Watch the man known as the Ragin Cajun explain his deep admiration for Blanco and why he decided to dedicate this year’s class to her:
Lamar White, Jr.: Producer
Ben Collinsworth: Producer
Tim Connor: Sound
Sue Lincoln: Associate Producer