Angus Lind’s column in The Times-Picayune documented things that he described as, “a little offbeat”: people, places and events that gave New Orleans its local color. But that didn’t come until later in his career. When he got started in the early 1970s as a young man, Angus was a general-assignment reporter who cut his teeth on a series of tragic events within a single calendar year.
Luckily, Angus' job became increasingly less stressful and lead to a long career at The Times-Picayune, which he eventually retired from in the summer of 2009. This interview was conducted by historian Mark Cave for The New Orleans Life Story Project at The Historic New Orleans Collection.