Channel debuts new show about area schools
Contact: Christina Chapple
HAMMOND – The Southeastern Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University’s education access cable channel, is debuting “Make the Grade,” a new show about schools on the north shore.
The new show, which first aired on May 14, will be broadcast on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. on Charter Cable Channel 18.
“The Southeastern Channel is committed to fostering the growth of education on the north shore,” said channel general manager Rick Settoon. “This new show will spotlight area schools and address key education issues that affect north shore residents. We’ll also highlight exciting new projects and programs at local schools.”
Produced and hosted by channel reporter/anchor Corey Broman-Fulks, the first episode will feature an interview with Mark Kolwe, Tangipahoa Parish school superintendent, who talks about the status of education in the parish, including LEAP testing and the magnet school program.
A roundtable examination of the magnet program looks at the program’s goals, progress and impact on education in the parish. Panelists include magnet program coordinator Nancy Kropog and lead teachers Sue Courtney of Hammond Eastside School and Cheryl Rousseau of Hammond Westside School.
“Education is a hot-button topic on the north shore,” said Broman-Fulks, who also anchors channel news segments such as “Northshore Updates” and “Southeastern Updates,” supervises the student news program “Northshore News,” and hosts the coach’s show, “Lion Tracks.”
“People have questions, and we want to help them get answers. By bringing on the most important people in education, we can discuss directly what people want to know,” he added. “We don’t tip-toe around the important issues. We discuss them and try to figure out how the school leaders are trying to improve education.”
The Southeastern Channel has won more than 60 national and international awards in its five years of existence. The channel can be seen on Charter Cable Channel 18 in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany and Livingston parishes and on Channel 17 in Washington Parish. It is broadcast live at www.selu.edu/tv.