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Headlines – December 6, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-12-06

Duration: 00:03:58

Subjects: Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Elio Motors


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Mandela, Nelson Speaker
  • Mochan, Amanda Interviewee


This segment from the December 6, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela at age 95; highlights from Mandela’s 2000 commencement speech at Southern University in Baton Rouge; the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) approving changes to the implementation of Common Core; United States Senator David Vitter considering a run for governor in 2015; Elio Motors pushing back the production schedule for their three-wheeled autocycle in Shreveport; the release of Cajun and Creole license plates; the unveiling of the Natchitoches Bead town mosaic; and an interview with Amanda Mochan of the Guinness World Records on the mural’s distinction as the largest bead mural in the world.