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LPB and CABL to host gubernatorial debate

Posted at 2:27 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 15:27:47-04

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) will be hosting a gubernatorial debate at the end of the month.

The two organizations will be providing Louisiana voters another chance to hear from the candidates before casting their votes this November. LPB will broadcast the Louisiana Governor’s Debate 2019 – The Runoff on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 PM statewide. They will be live from the LPB studios in Baton Rouge.

The debate will feature an in-depth discussion around the major issues facing Louisiana, according to LPB. A panel of local reporters will pose questions, and the candidates will have the opportunity to question each other as well. In addition, viewers can watch the debate online at, and provide thoughts and comments in real time on LPB’s Facebook page and Twitter, using #lagov and #lpbdebate.

Moderators for the run-off debate will be Beth Courtney, President of LPB and Barry Erwin, CABL President.

“We want to provide viewers ways to interact and share their thoughts,” said Courtney. Social media is a great way to do that. “By making the debate available on multiple media platforms, it gives voters an opportunity to watch, listen and make an informed decision before they go to the polls. LPB is proud to offer this to the public.”

There are several ways to watch:

  • LPB – Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Monroe
  • The LPB App