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Beth Courtney: Fearless Visionary (2022)



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-02-21

Duration: 00:55:43

Subjects: Louisiana Public Broadcasting | Courtney, Beth | PUBLIC TELEVISION


  • Midgett, Linda Director
  • Midgett, Linda Writer
  • Washington, D Ray! Editor
  • Courtney, Beth Speaker
  • Fourrier, Clay Interviewee
  • Courtney, Bob Interviewee
  • Arceneaux, William Interviewee
  • Moore, Julia George Interviewee
  • Hardy, John S., Jr. Interviewee
  • Joseph, Mary T. Interviewee
  • Freeman, Craig Interviewee
  • Reed, Kim Hunter Interviewee
  • Crockett, Terri Interviewee
  • Copeland, Clarence Interviewee
  • Tooraen, Nancy Interviewee
  • Folse, John Interviewee
  • Edwards, John Bel Interviewee


This program from February 21, 2022, focuses on the life and career of Beth Courtney, a journalist and the president and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) from 1985-2022. It also traces the development of LPB into Louisiana’s only statewide public television network under Courtney’s leadership. It includes interviews with: Clay Fourrier, former LPB executive producer; Bob Courtney, journalist and Beth’s husband; Dr. William Arceneaux, the director of the Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting (FELPB); Julia George Moore, Beth’s daughter; John S. Hardy, Jr., Beth’s brother; Mary T. Joseph, FELPB board member; Craig Freeman, the former host of Louisiana Public Square and assistant dean at Oklahoma State University; Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Commissioner of Higher Education; Terri Crockett, the executive director of Friends of LPB; Clarence Copeland, LPB’s acting director; Nancy Tooraen, LPB’s education director; John Folse, chef and tv host; and Governor John Bel Edwards.