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Beth Courtney Retires (2022)

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: 2022-01-28

Duration: 00:07:42

Subjects: Louisiana Public Broadcasting | Courtney, Beth


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Tooraen, Nancy Interviewee
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee
  • Fourrier, Clay Interviewee


This segment from the January 28, 2022, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the retirement of Beth Courtney, the president and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting since 1985. He interviews Nancy Tooraen, LPB’s director of educational services, who discusses Courtney’s commitment to education. Moreau also conducts an in-studio interview with Barry Erwin of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) and Clay Fourrier, the former executive producer of LPB. They discuss Courtney’s accomplishments and her legacy.