LPB to present Governor’s Statewide Coronavirus Roundtable (Monday)

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB), in partnership with the Office of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, presents a live statewide discussion on Louisiana’s response to COVID-19 on Monday, March 23 at 7PM, live from LPB studios in Baton Rouge. The news special will air on LPB and WYES & WLAE in New Orleans. LPB will also feed this special to all of Louisiana’s commercial television and radio stations throughout Louisiana.  Viewers can also stream COVID-19: Louisiana’s Response at lpb.org/live. Other streaming options include LPB’s app, Facebook and Twitter pages. New Orleans broadcaster Sally-Ann Roberts will host the live discussion.

Governor Edwards will be joined by health experts and members of his administration to discuss a variety of topics associated with the evolving coronavirus pandemic during the live broadcast and to answer questions from the public. Residents are encouraged to go to http://www.lpb.org/questions to submit possible questions to ask the governor. The deadline to submit questions is Sunday, March 22 at 5pm.

“Louisiana Public Broadcasting is an invaluable resource to the citizens of Louisiana. The opportunity to provide vital information in this time of crisis is part of our mission,” says Beth Courtney, President & CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. “By making this special available to every local television and radio broadcaster, we hope to ensure that every citizen has access to this important discussion.”

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, LPB has served as a vital source for information and resources for citizens throughout the state. LPB connects television and radio stations statewide with the Governor’s critical news conferences by providing necessary technical resources. Our At-Home Learning programming block, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education, provides teachers, students, and parents with educational programming Monday – Friday from 12:00-5:00pm. For more information and resources visit www.lpb.org/athome.

“I’m grateful to LPB and the television and radio stations statewide who are using their platforms to help educate our citizens and make our state as safe as possible. We will get through this by working together and heeding the necessary precautions,” said Gov. Edwards.