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Panelist Bio


Dr. Robert Webbe
Superintendent of Ouachita Parish School System

Dr. Webber became Superintendent of Schools for the Ouachita Parish School System in December 2001. Prior to this appointment he served as Principal of Ouachita Junior High School and as Assistant Principal of Ouachita Parish High School.
From 1983 to 1997, Dr. Webber served as teacher and coach of Ouachita Junior and High Schools. He is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Social Studies (1977), a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision (1983), and the Specialist Degree in Administration and Supervision (1992). He earned his Doctorate from Louisiana Tech in 1998.
Dr. Webber married the former Janis Townsend in 1978. Janis is a Registered Nurse serving as Director of Diabetes and Wound Care at Glenwood Regional Medical Center. They have a daughter, Tara Bryant and son Seth, both of Monroe.

Current Topic


     12/18 - News About the News (Encore)

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? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? 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 a special encore presentation of “News about the News” airing Wednesday, December 26 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

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