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Headlines - May 18, 2012

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-05-18

Duration: 00:05:40

Subjects: Education | Landry, Jeff | Elections, 2012 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012 | Politics


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Haynes, Joyce Speaker
  • Landry, Nancy Interviewee
  • Fernandez, Jenise Reporter
  • Reed, Lanie Interviewee
  • Cook, Belinda Interviewee
  • Ledet, Nathaniel Interviewee
  • Ford, Faith Speaker


This segment from the May 18, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Joyce Haynes, the president of the Louisiana Association of Educators, speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about the possible legal challenges to the teacher tenure and school voucher laws passed at the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature; Congressman Jeff Landry announcing that he will seek re-election against Congressman Charles Boustany in their newly combined district; an interview with State Representative Nancy Landry on women in politics; a report by Jenise Fernandez of KATC-TV on the homecoming celebration for “American Idol” contestant Joshua Ledet in Westlake and Lake Charles; and a “Louisiana Bicentennial Minute” on architecture with Faith Ford.