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Special Session #2 Preview (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-09-25

Duration: 00:03:26

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2020 | COVID-19 pandemic | Hurricane Laura, 2020 | UNEMPLOYMENT


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Hilburn, Greg Interviewee
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker


This segment from the September 25, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s preview of the second Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. He interviews Greg Hilburn of the USA Today Network, who discusses: the Legislature’s historic decision to call themselves into special session for a second time in 2020; their concerns about the Governor’s COVID-19 restrictions; Hurricane Laura relief; and the unemployment trust fund. Moreau also presents highlights of Governor John Bel Edwards’ reaction to the legislators’ criticism of his COVID-19 restrictions.