City of St. George Debates Goes National (2014)
Louisiana: The State We're In
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2014-07-11
Subjects: City of St. George Incorporation Effort | Education | School integration.
- Sanford, Shauna Host
- Robertson, Mary Interviewee
This segment from the July 11, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interview with Mary Robertson, the producer of a PBS Frontline documentary called “Separate and Unequal.” The documentary focuses on the proposed pullout of St. George from the city of Baton Rouge in order to form a separate school district. Robertson discusses: why Frontline chose to focus on Baton Rouge; the unlimited access they were granted by the major players on both sides of the debate; the issue of race in the debate; the national trends surrounding segregation in schools; and the most important questions raised by the documentary.