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Congressman Charlie Melancon Interview (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-04-10

Duration: 00:06:46

Subjects: MELANCON, CHARLIE | Obama, Barack | International relations | Health care reform | American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 | Economic stimulus | Unemployment insurance | UNEMPLOYMENT | Politics | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Health Care


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Melancon, Charlie Interviewee


This segment from the April 10, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s on-set interview with United States Congressman Charlie Melancon from Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District. Congressman Melancon discusses: his impressions of President Barack Obama’s recent trip to Europe; where he thinks President Obama should focus his attention on domestic issues, including health care reform; and his view of Governor Bobby Jindal’s rejection of the $100 million portion of the federal economic stimulus package related to unemployment benefits.