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Election Panel Discussion (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-11-02

Duration: 00:08:01

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Politics | Elections, 2012 | United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012 | Louisiana. Supreme Court | Louisiana Public Service Commission


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Cross, Pearson Panelist
  • Sirgo, Henry Panelist
  • Ballard, Mark Panelist


This segment from the November 2, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford leading a panel discussion on the upcoming 2012 presidential and statewide elections. The panelists are: Dr. Pearson Cross, a political science professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL); Dr. Henry Sirgo, a political science professor at McNeese State University; and Mark Ballard, a political reporter with “The Advocate” newspaper. Interviews with early voters precede their discussion. They discuss: their expectations for the voter turnout; the controversy surrounding the 5th District Louisiana Supreme Court election; the Public Service Commission election; and the contentious Third Congressional District election between Congressman Charles Boustany and Congressman Jeff Landry.