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Headlines - December 7, 2012

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-12-07

Duration: 00:05:09

Subjects: INFLUENZA | Louisiana State University System | Hospitals | Retirement | Louisiana Tech University


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Guidry, Jimmy Speaker
  • Cope, Kevin Interviewee


This segment from the December 7, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: an update on the active flu season in Louisiana; State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry urging Louisianans to get their flu shot; the LSU Board of Supervisors voting for a second time on merging the positions of LSU System President and the LSU Chancellor in Baton Rouge; an interview with Kevin Cope, the president of the LSU Faculty Senate, on the merger; the LSU Hospital System delaying the lay-off of 1,500 employees; the details on Election Day on December 8th; a state judge refusing to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s pension plan for new state employees; the selection of a Florida company to run Southeast Louisiana Hospital near Mandeville; Louisiana Tech University choosing Les Guice as their new president; and the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor.