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Polite Stewart, Jr. Profile (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-12-03

Duration: 00:06:29

Subjects: Stewart, Polite, Jr. | Southern University and A & M College | HIGHER EDUCATION


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Stewart, Polite, Jr. Interviewee
  • Bagayoko, Dialo Interviewee


This segment from the December 3, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s profile of Polite Stewart, Jr., a 16-year-old junior at Southern University in Baton Rouge. Stewart discusses: being challenged by his professors; the lessons instilled in him by his parents; his recent conference presentations in Washington, D.C. and Italy; the impact of his experience at Southern’s Timbuktu Academy; and the importance of staying focused. Sanford also interviews Dr. Dialo Bagayoko, the director of the Timbuktu Academy, who discusses his view of the law of human performance. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford