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Panelist Bio


Hillar C. Moore III
District Attorney, East Baton Rouge Parish

Hillar C. Moore III is the District Attorney for the 19th Judicial District, East Baton Rouge Parish, serving in his second term. He is currently the President of the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association.

He received his undergraduate degree from LSU, majoring in Criminal Justice. He completed course work for a Masters in Criminal Justice and later graduated from the Southern Law Center in Baton Rouge.

His career path has taken him from a District Attorney’s investigator, to a criminal defense attorney and now as District Attorney. He has been in the criminal justice field for over forty years.

His many awards include FBI Director’s Award for Excellence, Louisiana State Police Colonel’s Award for Excellence, LSU College of Human Sciences & Education Community Partner Award, Children’s Coalition for the Love of the Children Lifetime Achievement Award, Esprit de Femme/Men who Champion Women Honoree, Sunshine Foundation Honoree, Cenikor’s Elected Official of the Year, LSU Hall of Distinction.

He is married to Dawn Marie Moore. They have three children, Hayden, a practicing attorney in Baton Rouge, Hillar IV, a criminal justice major and John Michael a freshman at LSU.

Current Topic


     05/18 - News About the News

How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.

So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? What role has the downsizing of traditional media played in creating a gap in coverage and possibly, community trust? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? And, how can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “News about the News” airing Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, May 22)

Our panelists are:
• Len Apcar, Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair in Media Literacy, LSU Manship School
• Jarvis DeBerry, Deputy Opinion Editor, New Orleans Times-Picayune
• Peter Kovacs, Editor, The Advocate
• Lance Porter, Director, LSU Social Media Analysis & Creation Lab

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and journalist and political historian, Bob Mann moderate the discussion. The program features interviews with Michael Henderson, director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab; Ray Pingree, Associate Professor wth the LSU Manship School of Communication; John DeSantis, Senior Staff Writer for The Houma Times and Judi Terzotis, president of The Advocate.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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