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Reporters' Roundtable - Jan. 1, 2010

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-01-01

Duration: 00:25:30

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Journalists | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Louisiana Commission on Streamlining Government | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | New Orleans Saints (Football team) | Education | HIGHER EDUCATION | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Edwards, Edwin W.


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Moses, Caroline Panelist
  • Alford, Jeremy Panelist
  • Faust, Lisa Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from January 1, 2010, features Charlie Whinham leading a discussion of the major stories of 2009 with a panel of journalists: Caroline Moses, a capitol correspondent for WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge; Jeremy Alford, a freelance journalist; and Lisa Faust, the managing editor for the Lafayette Daily Advertiser. They discuss: Governor Bobby Jindal’s administration and his presidential ambitions; the work of the Commission on Streamlining Government; the problems with keeping businesses in the state; the state’s deal with the New Orleans Saints; K-12 education reform; the impending budget cuts to higher education; the late former Governor Dave Treen advocating for a pardon for his political rival, former Governor Edwin Edwards; the continuing popularity of Edwards; and the major stories of 2010.