Each week The Advocate asks a different “quiz taker” for his or her current favorites in pop culture.

QUIZ TAKER: Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré, 63, public speaker on leadership, preparedness and diversity; and CNN contributor.

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: “The Soul Town or Prime Country channels on XM Radio.”

WHAT I’M READING: “The Advocate and

Pointe Coupee Banner newspapers.?

Currently I’m not reading any books;

my main focus is on completing my next book, ‘Leadership in The New Normal,’ due out this fall.”

WHAT I’M WATCHING: “CNN, ‘Swamp People’ and LPB.”

WHERE I’M SURFING (ON THE INTERNET): “http://www.generalhonore.com, http://www.cnn.com, http://www.nola.com, http://www.timespicayune.com, http://www.weatherchannel.com and http://www.louisianabicentennial2012.com.”

WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE??“Red wine and hot French bread.”


You are chairing the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission. What are some of the plans and how can we citizens help make it a success?

“The Louisiana Bicentennial Commission is planning a 16-month commemoration beginning with the launch of K-12 lesson plans designed for the Bicentennial to be used in the 2011-2012 school year. A U.S. Postal Service Commemorative Stamp design will be unveiled in late 2011, with first-day issuance set for April 30, 2012. A Bicentennial Family Homecoming event will be held April 28, 2012, on the grounds of the State Capitol and will offer the public a sampling of Louisiana’s unique food, music, art and culture as represented by representatives from all regions of the state. A formal birthday celebration will occur at the Capitol April 30 — our 200th birthday. For more information, events or to make your donation to come, please check our website, http://www.louisianabicentennial2012.com, for regular updates. We are also on Facebook — Louisiana Bicentennial.”