Tonight is the initial broadcast on LPB of Lafayette filmaker Pat Mire’s WWII documentary, Mon Cher Camarade. The hour long documentary tells the story of the role of French-speaking Cajun soldiers in WWII France. Hundreds of French-Louisiana Cajuns served as interpreters for their field commanders during WWII and several of them were secret agents who passed as locals to work with the French underground. Mon Cher Camarade features an original sound track by Lafayette guitarist Sam Broussard, interviews with local veterans and archival footage. The film airs at 8 p.m. For more information on the film go to the LPB website .
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.