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Hurricane Gustav: Help from the Heartland

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-09-12

Duration: 00:05:28

Subjects: Hurricanes | Hurricane Gustav, 2008 | Natural Disasters | Disaster response and recovery | Hurricane damage | Missouri. National Guard. | Jackson Louisiana War Veterans Home (Jackson, La.) | DEMCO


  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Whinham, Charlie Photographer
  • Kirchhoff, Paul Interviewee
  • Burlage, Sarah Interviewee
  • Biedenstein, Timothy Interviewee
  • McClarney, James Interviewee
  • Spillman, Chuck Interviewee
  • Daniel, J. Austin Interviewee
  • Jones, Paul Interviewee
  • King, Barbara Interviewee
  • Newby, Jason Thomas Interviewee
  • Roberts, John Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the September 12, 2008, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham following members of the 203rd Engineering Battalion of the Missouri National Guard as they clear roads, build bridges and cut down trees in order to help with the restoration of power to residents following Hurricane Gustav. This unit principally worked in West Feliciana and East Feliciana Parishes, including the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson. In all, National Guard units from 21 states visited Louisiana to aid in the recovery efforts after Hurricane Gustav. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford