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Breaking Away (2014)

Louisiana Public Square Special



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-07-15

Duration: 00:28:08

Subjects: Education | East Baton Rouge Parish School System (La.) | City of St. George Incorporation Effort | Filmed panel discussions


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Browning, Norman Speaker
  • Rainey, Lionel Speaker
  • Freiberg, Barbara Speaker
  • Rutledge, Domoine Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker
  • White, Bodi Speaker
  • Llorens, Jared Speaker
  • Wicker, Tara Speaker
  • Loup, Chandler Speaker
  • Davis, Belinda Speaker
  • Yates, Dustin Speaker
  • Camp, John Speaker


This special episode of the series “Louisiana Public Square” from July 15, 2014, features Shauna Sanford leading a discussion with audience members on the proposed incorporation of the City of St. George in East Baton Rouge Parish and the possible impact of their new school system on the East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System. This discussion followed the broadcast of a PBS Frontline episode called “Separate and Unequal.” The audience members are: Norman Browning, City of St. George proponent; Lionel Rainey, City of St. George proponent; Barbara Freiberg, a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board; Domoine Rutledge, legal counsel for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System; State Representative Pat Smith; State Senator Bodi White; Dr. Jared Llorens of the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business; EBR Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker; EBR Metro Councilman Chandler Loupe; Belinda Davis of One Community, One School District; Dustin Yates, City of St. George proponent; and John Camp, investigative journalist. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Shauna Sanford