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Best of Public Square (2008)

Louisiana Public Square



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-12-17

Duration: 00:57:22

Subjects: Violent crimes | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | HOMELESS PEOPLE


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Freeman, Craig Host
  • Godoy, Al Producer
  • Lee, Matt Panelist
  • Clayton, Tony Panelist
  • Blunt, Shelton Dennis Panelist
  • Quinn, Julie Panelist
  • Blakely, Edward Panelist
  • Rowley, Karen Panelist
  • Milling, King Panelist
  • Lewis, William Panelist
  • Keller, Valerie Panelist
  • Holden, Kip Panelist
  • Kegel, Martha Panelist
  • Moret, Stephen Panelist
  • Barfield, Tim Panelist
  • Alexander, Rodney Panelist
  • May, Joe Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana Public Square” from December 17, 2008, features a look back at some of the show’s memorable moments from the 2008 season. The topics include: a discussion on the rate of violent crime in Louisiana (“Violence in Louisiana”); the status of post-Hurricane Katrina recovery in Louisiana and Mississippi (“Coastal Comeback: Louisiana and Mississippi After Katrina”); the effects of homelessness on Louisiana’s citizens (“Homeless in Louisiana”); and economic development across the state (“Economic Development in Louisiana”). This program was preserved through a 2022-2023 Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Craig Freeman