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Don Lemon, LSU Presidential Symposium (2016)




Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-10-04

Duration: 00:27:59

Subjects: Lemon, Don, 1966- | Journalists | Sterling, Alton, d. 2016 | Police shootings | Race | Crime | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Lemon, Don Speaker
  • Payer, Julie Baxter Speaker
  • Victorian, Michael Speaker
  • Jetson, Raymond Speaker
  • Alexander, F. King Speaker


A speech by Don Lemon on October 4, 2016, at the LSU Presidential Symposium entitled “Movement or Moment? A National Dialogue on Identity, Empowerment and Justice for All.” Lemon, a native of Baton Rouge, is the anchor of “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.” He discusses: his reaction to the shooting death of Alton Sterling by two Baton Rouge police officers; the current national discussion on race in the context of crime; the importance of understanding history; and the latest statistics on police shootings in the United States. Following his remarks, Lemon leads a panel discussion with: Julie Baxter Payer, the Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor John Bel Edwards; Michael Victorian, the president of the 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge; Reverend Raymond Jetson; and LSU President F. King Alexander.