(June 2007)

Contact: Bob Neese, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, at (800) 272-8161 or email.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting to Tape Public Affairs Show June 20 at Centenary College; Topic is War in Iraq: The Louisiana Perspective

SHREVEPORT, LA — "War In Iraq: The Louisiana Perspective" will be the topic Wednesday, June 20 when Louisiana Public Broadcasting brings its public affairs show to Shreveport.

Anderson Auditorium in the Hurley Music Building at Centenary College will be the site for the filming of the June edition of Louisiana Public Square.

The event will be taped beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the show will be broadcast by LPB at 7 p.m. June 27 and 4 p.m. July 1. The show is carried on station KLTS-TV24 in the Shreveport area.

The show will pose the question "What do Louisiana citizens think about the Iraq War?"

One panelist will be Lt. Col. Scott Adams, commander of the 2/108th Cavalry Squadron of the Louisiana Army National Guard. Adams deployed to Iraq with the unit in 2004 and 2005 when it was the 1/156th Armor Battalion. His battalion lost 16 soldiers in combat.

Other panelists are Centenary Political Science Professor Philip Barker; The Times Military Reporter John Andrew Prime; and Roxann Johnson, executive director of the Shreveport YWCA.

As many as 20 everyday citizens will have a chance to take part in the discussion and question the panelists, LPB says. The show hosts will be LPB President and CEO Beth Courtney and LSU-Baton Rouge Media Law Professor Craig Freeman.

People who wish to take part in the taping of the show should contact the Friends of LPB toll-free at (800) 272-8161, ext. 4214, or email friends@lpb.org. Participants should arrive no later than 6 p.m. so they can be seated when the taping begins at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Bob Neese toll-free at (800) 272-8161 or email him at email.