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 In. This 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.