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LPB's "Louisiana: The State We're In" Celebrates 47 Years of Statewide News Coverage

By Colleen Spillane

Kara St. Cyr (l) and Karen LeBlanc (r) hosts of Louisiana: The State We’re In, airing Fridays on Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s statewide network.
Kara St. Cyr (l) and Karen LeBlanc (r) hosts of Louisiana: The State We’re In, airing Fridays on Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s statewide network.

LPB's renowned program, "Louisiana: The State We're In," proudly reaches a significant milestone this week, commemorating 47 years of dedicated coverage of Louisiana's most crucial news stories. Since its debut in 1976, the program has become one of the nation's longest-running television series. Tune in every Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB). Additionally, it airs on LPB's sister station, WLAE-TV32 in New Orleans, on Fridays at 7 PM, and WYES-TV, the PBS station for New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, on Fridays at 7:30 PM. Live and on-demand streaming can also be accessed at lpb.org/livetv, lpb.org/lswi, and the LPB YouTube channel.


This award-winning show distinguishes itself by offering comprehensive coverage of critical state issues and expert analysis. "For generations, Louisianans have turned to 'Louisiana: The State We're In' for news and information that delves beyond the headlines, particularly in politics and legislation," stated LPB President and CEO Clarence "C.C" Copeland. "In an election year like this one, it is more crucial than ever to have a program that dedicates time to exploring the challenges facing our state."


The program also showcases the vibrant art, culture, unique locales, and remarkable individuals that define Louisiana's identity. "Louisiana: The State We're In" is co-hosted by the talented duo of Kara St. Cyr and Karen LeBlanc.


For further inquiries, don't hesitate to get in touch with Colleen Spillane, Public Information Officer at Louisiana Public Broadcasting, at (225)-767-4453 or 1-800-272-8161 ext. 4453 or via email at cspillane@lpb.org.

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