The LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs has partnered with Nexstar Media
to host a 2019 Gubernatorial Debate on September 19, 2019. As a red state with the
only Democratic incumbent running for reelection this cycle, all eyes will be focused
on Louisiana to serve as a barometer for the 2020 presidential cycle. The debate will
be held in the LSU Student Union Theatre and broadcast live across the state. It is
also expected to be picked up by national media outlets.
Doors will open at 5:30 PM and close at 6:30 PM. Guests must register with their legal
name and present their ticket and photo ID to be allowed entrance.
No signs or large printed campaign materials will be allowed inside the theatre.
The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication
will host a screening of the movie, “Shock and Awe”and a discussion about the value
of journalism to democracy with journalist John Walcott on September 25. Walcott’s
work was featured in this 2017 movie for his investigative reporting on the 2003 invasion
Dubbed by HuffPost as “the reporting team that got Iraq right,” the film tells the
story of how the team of Washington Bureau journalists at Knight Ridder, Inc.—including
Walcott—investigated and reported on the Bush Administration's 2003 bombing campaign
Iraq at the start of the war.
Torrie Fields, MPH
Senior Manager, Advanced Illness & Palliative Care Blue Shield of California