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Higher Education Rally (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-02-26

Duration: 00:04:13

Subjects: HIGHER EDUCATION | RALLIES | Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016 | SPECIAL SESSIONS


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Harrington, Patrick Speaker
  • Elliott, Jesse Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Alexander, F. King Speaker


This segment from the February 26, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on the “Bring the Heat” higher education rally on the steps of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. This report includes highlights from the following speeches: Patrick Harrington, the student bar president at the Southern University Law Center; Jesse Ellott, the student government president at LSU-Alexandria; Governor John Bel Edwards; and LSU President F. King Alexander. It also includes highlights from Governor Edwards’ meeting with student government presidents from around the state.