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12/07 - The Best of Public Square 2007

12/07 - The Best of Public Square 2007

We take a look back at some of our favorite topics.

Louisiana Public Square Hosts Beth Courtney and Craig Freeman look back at some of the more memorable moments from the 2007 season of LPB's award-winning public affairs program. Included topics in "The Best of Public Square 2007" are Louisiana's take on capital punishment; climate change and the war in Iraq. Watch for it Wednesday, December 26 at 7 PM.

War in Iraq: Louisiana's Perspective

Climate Change and Louisiana: The Heat Is On

Capital Punishment in Louisiana

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