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Snapshots from the Louisiana Governor Candidates' Debate at Centenary
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003

Anderson Auditorium is the site for the live statewide televised debate between Louisiana gubernatorial candidates Bobby Jindal (left) and Kathleen Blanco (right). Panelists and moderators are (left to right) John Hill, Gannett News Service; Barry Erwin, president and CEO of the Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL); Beth Courtney, president and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB); and Robert Travis Scott of the New Orleans Times Picayune.










Before the debate begins: Dr. Eugene Gregory, vice president for college relations, visits with students in the crowd.


President Kenneth L. Schwab and Maroon Jackets prepare to greet candidates upon their arrival at Anderson Choral Building.

Allegra Yancey (right) of Louisiana Public Broadcasting poses with the members of the Maroon Jackets who were the official hosts for the two candidates. They are (left to right) Jennifer Hawkins, Sarah Stringer, Allison Kana and Kathryn Thompson.


Dr. Kenneth L. Schwab, Centenary President, delivers welcoming remarks before the hour-long event goes live at 7 p.m.


At the CABL reception following the debate, Centenary student Robert Savage visits with Republican candidate Bobby Jindal. The reception was held in the atrium of Anderson Choral Building.


Violin instructor Laura Crawford introduces Mrs. Virginia Shehee and Democratic candidate Kathleen Blanco to the Centenary students who formed the stringed quartet that played during the reception.


CABL's Barry Erwin shares a laugh with Mrs. Blanco as Centenary trustee Gen. (Ret.) Spencer Hardy looks on. Gen. Hardy had a special connection to the debate. He is the father of one of the moderators, LPB's president and CEO, Beth Courtney.


Senior Justin Breitschopf chats with Mr. Jindal.








LPB's Beth Courtney visits with Mrs. Blanco.








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