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Special Session #1 (2024)

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: 2024-01-19

Duration: 00:05:10

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2024 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Politics | Government | Apportionment (Election law) | Elections


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Landry, Jeff Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Shelton, Ashley Interviewee
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee


This segment from the January 19, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the First 2024 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature with a focus on redrawing Congressional districts and changing the state’s open primary election system. Her report includes highlights of Governor Jeff Landry’s opening address to the Legislature. St. Cyr also interviews Ashley Shelton, plaintiff in the redistricting lawsuit, and Barry Erwin, president and CEO of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL). Host: Karen LeBlanc