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Reaction to the Inauguration of President Barack Obama (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-01-23

Duration: 00:07:13

Subjects: INAUGURATIONS | United States presidential inauguration, 2009 | Obama, Barack | Southern University and A & M College | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, La.)


  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Costello, Max Interviewee
  • Collins, Kenyetta Interviewee
  • Cesar, Amy Interviewee
  • Dorsett, Deion Interviewee
  • Robertson, Britt Interviewee
  • Jones, Tyler Interviewee
  • Watkins, Stuart Interviewee
  • Codrescu, Andre Interviewee
  • Dandridge, Kelvin Interviewee
  • Braima, Mahmoud Interviewee
  • Alexander, Damarcus Interviewee
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the January 23, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interviews with students and faculty members at Southern University and Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge about their reactions to the inauguration of President Barack Obama, the first African American elected to the presidency. Students at Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport also share their reactions through a nationwide podcast created by “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.”