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PBS NewsHour Special Coverage: Senate Impeachment Trial

PBS NewsHour will provide live, anchored coverage of the Senate Impeachment Trial, beginning Tuesday, January 21 on LPB3 and online. NewsHour expects the overall trial to last at least two weeks, likely going into a third week, and could include proceedings on Saturdays. The hearing will be available online at, the LPB app, and the PBS app (available on ios, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and smart TVs), as well as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

LPB3 Tuesday, January 21 – 24 Daily: 11:30am – 5:00pm (Approximate)

LPB's coverage is available on a variety of broadcast & digital platforms:


Louisiana: The State We're In - Season 43

LSU G.O.A.T, Inauguration Day 2020, Budget Baby Steps, Rethinking Education | 1/17/20 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Political Prospective, Flu Fight: The Next Wave, Coral & Climate Change | 1/10/20 | Louisiana: The State We're In

A Conversation with the Governor | 1/03/20 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Co-anchors Natasha Williams and Andre’ Moreau ask the Governor about his re-election and goals for the next four years in office in the face of Republican majority among lawmakers. We also hear about the First Family’s down time and how they like to spend it.

Help for Entrepreneurs, Economic Outlook, Cannabis and Hemp Symposium, Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council | 12/27/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Development Forecast, Louisiana Success Story, St. Vincent de Paul, Spirit of Morgan City | 12/20/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Hunger and Senior Citizens, The Senate's Secret Ballots, Charter School Supporter, Tiger Talk | 12/13/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Tariff Trade-off, 'Tis The Season For Giving, HIV & AIDS Cases | 12/06/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Governor's Priorities, Business of Bees, Wax Lake Delta, Hilltop: An Urban Oasis | 11/29/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Election Analysis, The Plan Forward, What's Ahead For Eddie Rispone, Feathered Fan | 11/22/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

LA Governor's Race, LSU Student Perspective on Race, Early Voting Tally, 2020 Census, New Orleans Superdome, VA Panel Discussion | 11/15/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

The Governor's Race 2019: Final Showdown, Engineering the Future, Weighing in on Health, Wild Louisiana | 11/01/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Election MOS, Ag Commissioner Mike Strain, Flu Season, Brookstown Middle Magnet | 10/25/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Governor's Runoff, Presidential Impact, A Fresh Face in Plaquemine | 10/18/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Governor's Race 2019, Under Fire, Feeling the Heat, BESE Board Elections, Presidential Visit | 10/11/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Hospital Focused on Children, Voice of the Voters, State Senate Showdown, BESE Board Elections | 10/04/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Governor’s Race, Campaigning Down to the Wire, BESE Elections, Seafood Struggles | 09/27/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Louisiana Governor’s Race, Insurance Commissioner, BESE, Life After the Military, Remembering Cokie Roberts | 09/20/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Agriculture Commissioner Forum, Solar Panels, Monroe Medical School, Foto Sisters | 09/13/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In




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Louisiana Public Square - 2019

Election Reflection | December 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

LPB joins with the LSU Manship School’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs to recap the 2019 gubernatorial and legislative races. Political strategists from each campaign give insider information on the race for Governor, and what the outcome might mean moving into the 2020 presidential election. Former legislators and state politicos also examine the implications of the substantial turnover in the state legislature.

Cultivating Food Security | November 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

A Loyola University report says Louisiana has the second highest rate of food insecurity in the country. Eighty-three percent of parishes contain communities designated as “food deserts” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – severely lacking access to a variety of affordable, healthy foods. When grocery stores aren’t located in a neighborhood, food purchases often take place at more expensive convenience stores. In addition, there’s a significant correlation between the lack of access to food markets and obesity. Obesity-related healthcare already costs the state an estimated $2.9 billion. So, how is Louisiana addressing its food insecurity situation? What role do community gardens and mobile markets play in the solution? And, what can be done to recruit grocery stores to areas that need them the most? Louisiana Public Square brings together stakeholders and advocates to explore these issues and more on “Cultivating Food Security” Wednesday, November 27 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

Tariff Tensions | October 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Last year, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released a study that ranked Louisiana among the top three states most vulnerable in a U.S. trade war with China. Who are Louisiana winners and losers in the trade wars? And what is the end game for the conflict? Louisiana Public Square travels to Alexandria.

Resetting Louisiana | September 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

On October 12, Louisiana voters will be choosing the Governor, the Attorney General, Secretary of State and all 144 members of the legislature. Also on the ballot will be openings on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education which sets policies for nearly 720,000 public school students statewide. Since the issues emphasized during an election tend to shape the priorities of those elected, this campaign season the Council for a Better Louisiana; Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana and the Committee of 100 have joined together to highlight ways to renew the state through their RESET initiative. This month, Louisiana Public Square explores the RESET agenda for improving state finances, education, transportation and public safety on “Resetting Louisiana” Thursday, September 26 at 8pm following LPB’s live Gubernatorial Debate.

Engaging Louisiana | August 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

A recent poll of Louisiana voters finds that 45 percent say that the state is on the wrong track and getting worse. Yet, turnout for the last gubernatorial race was significantly lower than the 2018 national midterms. In October, voters will be choosing not only the governor, but state legislators…nearly forty percent​ whose seats were term-limited this year. So, how can Louisianans be encouraged to be more active in the political process? How will new lawmakers gain much-needed institutional knowledge? What influence do lobbyists have in legislative affairs? And what are the state’s most pressing issues and how should they be addressed?

Youth & Guns | July 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana leads the country in the rate of young people murdered through gun violence. Black youth are 14 times more likely to die at the hands of a gun than white teens. Additionally, the state has the second highest rate of children, aged 17 and younger, who are unintentionally shot. Why are Louisiana’s younger residents so vulnerable to gun violence? How does exposure to this violence affect their physical and mental well-being? What is the state doing to help confront the issue and where do gaps remain?

Legislative Wrap 2019 | June 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Teacher pay raises. A boost to the minimum wage. Legalizing sports betting. Advancing or abolishing Louisiana’s death penalty? These were some of the major issues considered over the course of the legislature’s 2019 Regular Session that began in April. For the first four months of the year, Louisiana Public Square thoroughly examined these topics through thoughtful conversation among stakeholders on both sides. This month, Louisiana Public Square takes a look back at the issues that made headlines and how each fared at the state capitol.

Sinking Louisiana | May 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Many scientists argue we are nearing a tipping point to save the coast, which demands “connecting the dots,” significant investment and a change in priorities. Louisiana Public Square, in partnership with public radio station WWNO, brings together coastal stakeholders, NGOs, researchers and industry leaders to explore strategies that reduce coastal land loss and protect lives. This program is made possible in part through funding from WNET and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The Penalty of Death | April 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana Public Square brings together proponents and opponents of capital punishment to explore the debate.

What are the Odds? Sports Betting in Louisiana | March 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law prohibiting sports betting in all states but Nevada. Efforts in the legislature to allow sports gaming in Louisiana failed in 2018. This session will see a renewed push by lawmakers to allow sports betting with some supporting dedicating proceeds to early childhood education. What are the pros and cons of legalizing sports gaming? How would it be implemented in Louisiana? How much revenue could state government hope to see? And what are the challenges of dedicating another revenue stream? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “What are the Odds? Sports Betting in Louisiana” airing Wednesday, March 27 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

Beyond the Minimum Wage | February 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana has the third highest poverty rate in the country. This year Governor John Bel Edwards will attempt once again to raise the minimum wage for Louisiana workers. His goal is $8.50 an hour phased in over two years. But is raising the minimum wage the answer to helping Louisiana residents get out of poverty? Or does the solution involve something more? Large numbers of high wage jobs go unfilled because employers can’t find qualified applicants. Nearly 55% of Louisiana adults lack a college degree or postsecondary credential. What is the state doing to train and further educate its citizens to obtain the skills to get a well-paying job? What programs are working and what challenges remain? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Beyond the Minimum Wage” Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD.

The Value of Teachers | January 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Louisiana public school teachers returning to the classroom in January, may see a pay increase on the horizon. Governor John Bel Edwards says his top priority for the 2019 legislative session is funding a teacher pay raise. Educators in the South earn an average of $50,955 annually, In Louisiana, the average is $49,745. But, some teacher advocates already are complaining that the Governor’s proposed $1,000 bump in pay is too low. So, what is an adequate raise? How will a salary increase and teacher retirement costs be funded? Should support staff be included in the mix? And what can local communities expect in exchange for higher teacher pay? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “The Value of Teachers” Wednesday, January 23 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Program recording Wednesday, January 16.) The panelists are: - Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie; Senate Education Committee - Michael Faulk, Louisiana Association of School Superintendents - Debbie Meaux, Louisiana Association of Educators - Donald Songy, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor John Bel Edwards Beth Courtney, LPB CEO, and Barry Erwin, president of the Council for A Better Louisiana, will host.

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