Lousiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) Looks Beyond the Politics with Louisiana: The State We’re In

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) looks beyond the politics to explain the affect legislation will have on the lives of each Louisiana citizen in their weekly program, Louisiana: The State We’re InThis award-winning show combines in-depth coverage about the important issues in the state along with expert analysis of those issues.

During the legislative session, coverage expands to include daily updates and a wrap up of the week’s events on the Friday broadcast that features live interviews with lawmakers and experts on legislation.

The program currently airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 4:30 p.m. on the six-station LPB network that includes stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. It also airs on LPB’s sister station WLAE-TV32 in New Orleans on Fridays at 7 p.m.

LPB President/CEO Beth Courtney, the producer and host of the show when it debuted in 1976, believes Louisiana: The State We’re In provides a unique perspective on the happenings in the state. “The fact that the show airs weekly gives The State We’re In a chance to provide a wrap up of the week’s events and expanded coverage of the important issues facing the state,” Courtney said.  

Louisiana: The State We’re In has garnered a long list of national and state awards including Suncoast Regional Emmys, National Educational Telecommunications Awards and Brown Pelican Awards for environmental reporting.

For more information, visit the Louisiana: The State We're In website.

For full episodes, visit the Louisiana: The State We're In video archive.