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LOUISIANA: THE STATE WE’RE IN KICKS OFF SEASON 44 ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Louisiana: The State We’re In, Louisiana's only statewide news magazine, begins its 44th season on the air on Friday, September 11. The program airs Fridays at 7PM and Sundays at 4:30PM on the six-station LPB network that includes stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. It also streams at lpb.org/livetv, and airs on LPB’s sister station WLAE-TV32 in New Orleans on Fridays at 7PM.

This award-winning show combines in-depth coverage about the important issues in the state along with expert analysis. This includes continuing coverage on Louisiana’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane Laura recovery efforts. Louisiana: The State We’re In has been a leader reporting on the Louisiana Legislature with a goal to explain how legislation affects the lives of the people of the state. During legislative sessions, the broadcast includes expanded interviews with lawmakers and policy experts. The program also features the art, culture, places and people that make Louisiana so unique, including stories about everyday citizens who are heroes and helpers to others in their communities.

In 1976, the show premiered with current LPB President & CEO Beth Courtney anchoring and producing. It is one of the longest-running television programs in the nation.

Louisiana: The State We’re In is co-anchored by Natasha Williams and Managing Editor Andre’ Moreau.

About Louisiana Public Broadcasting:

LPB’s mission is to improve the lives of all Louisianans with the highest quality programming that educates, enlightens and entertains. LPB showcases Louisiana’s unique history, people, places and events reaching audiences over-the-air, on the web, in the home and in the classroom. Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Louisiana citizens have recognized the value of LPB, whether it is LPB's daily reach to communities across our state with critical news and information, at-home learning for families and local school districts, or free, quality entertainment.