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Louisiana: The State We're In Celebrates 35 Years on Louisiana Public Broadcasting

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) celebrates Louisiana: The State We’re In in its 35th year on the network, as it also still remains Louisiana’s only statewide magazine.

Award-winning  journalists Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford anchor the newsmagazine’s unique combination of news and interviews about the most important issues facing the state, and interesting features about the fascinating people and places in the Bayou State. They are backed by an outstanding team of producers, videographers and editors.

“Being a reporter and producer on this show has given me the chance to meet hundreds of people around the state who have interesting and entertaining stories to tell,” Whinham said. “It has been both an honor and a pleasure to bring those stories to our viewers.”

During the Legislative Session, the coverage expands to include daily weekday Capitol Beat reports.

Sanford says the show’s format gives Louisiana: The State We’re In a chance to provide in-depth coverage and interviews on the big issues of the day like the BP Oil Spill and the battle at the State Capitol to balance the state’s 25 billion dollar budget.

LPB President/CEO Beth Courtney, the producer and host of the show when it debuted in 1976, believes Louisiana: The State We’re Inprovides a unique perspective on the happenings in the state.

“The fact that the show airs weekly gives The State We’re In a chance to provide a wrap up of the week’s events and expanded coverage of the important issues facing the state,” Courtney said.  

Louisiana: The State We’re In has garnered a long list of national and state awards including Suncoast Regional Emmys, National Educational Telecommunications Awards and Brown Pelican Awards for environmental reporting.

For information, visit the Louisiana Public Broadcasting website.

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