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Mississippi River Safety, Part 2 (1997)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997-01-10

Duration: 00:09:57

Subjects: MISSISSIPPI RIVER | Collisions at sea | SAFETY | United States. Coast Guard


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Brinson, Ron Interviewee
  • Murray, Steve Interviewee


This segment from the January 10, 1997, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the second part of Jeff Duhe’s report on Mississippi River safety following the crash of the freighter Bright Field into the Riverwalk shopping mall in New Orleans. He interviews Rob Brinson, the president of the Port of New Orleans, who discusses the need to locate businesses further back from the wharf. Duhe also touches on the United States Coast Guard’s hearings into the crash, including an interview with attorney Steve Murray. Host: Robert Collins