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Engaging Youth in the Political Process (2005)

Louisiana Public Square



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2005-08-17

Duration: 00:55:16

Subjects: Elections | Youth | Filmed panel discussions | Politics | Government


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Freeman, Craig Host
  • Godoy, Al Producer
  • Powell, Amanda Interviewee
  • Harris, Clay Interviewee
  • Langlois, Marie Interviewee
  • Moore, Adrienne Interviewee
  • McCorkle, Justin Interviewee
  • Dunphy, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Hannan, J.T. Interviewee
  • Harris, Terrell Interviewee
  • Moret, Stephen Interviewee
  • Clark, Lynn Interviewee
  • Gieg, Michelle Interviewee
  • Markway, Sarah Beth Interviewee
  • Galloway, Cameron Speaker
  • Collins, Olivia Speaker
  • Bourgeois, Aaron Speaker
  • Wood, Natalie Speaker
  • Gregg, James Speaker
  • Gaudin, Scott Speaker
  • Major, Jeffrey Speaker
  • Perrin, Amanda Speaker
  • Gregg, Christen Speaker
  • Wilkerson, Lacresha Speaker
  • Wicker, Gladys Speaker
  • Losey, Crystal Speaker
  • Bates, David Speaker
  • Parker, Tamekia Speaker
  • Rogers, Vanessa Speaker
  • Bercegeay, Tristi Speaker
  • Smith, Kathryn Speaker
  • Scalise, Steve Panelist
  • Davis, Kristy Panelist
  • Jackson, Michael Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana Public Square” from August 17, 2005, features Craig Freeman leading a discussion between the audience members and panelists on youth and politics. A background report on the topic precedes the discussion. It includes interviews with: Amanda Powell, Clay Harris, and Marie Langlois, young voters; Adrienne Moore, the director of LSU’s Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs; Justin McCorkle, the SGA president at Southern University; Jimmy Dunphy, young voter; J.T. Hannan, Republican strategist; State Representative Terrell Harris; Stephen Moret, the president of the Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce; Lynn Clark, Habitat for Humanity; Michelle Gieg, the SGA president at LSU; and Sarah Beth Markway, the former president of the Louisiana Young Democrats. The audience members then discuss why they vote, their news sources, and whether politicians listen to their generation. A panel of experts then joins the audience to answer their questions. The panelists are: State Representative Steve Scalise; Kristy Davis, LSU journalism major and former MTV correspondent; and State Representative Michael Jackson. They discuss: the cost of political campaigns; how they got involved in politics; reaching young voters; communicating with their constituents; the biggest issues facing Louisiana; and their visits to schools to teach younger students about the political process. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Craig Freeman