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Former President George Bush Visits Cameron Parish (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Cameron Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority, KPLC-TV, Lake Charles

Date Issued: 2009-04-17

Duration: 00:03:56

Subjects: Bush, George, 1924- | Baker, James Addison, 1930- | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Hospitals | Natural Disasters | Hurricanes | Hurricane Ike, 2008 | Hurricane Rita, 2005 | Hurricane recovery | United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency | Flood insurance rate maps


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Peck, Lee Reporter
  • Bush, George Speaker
  • Baker, James Speaker
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker


This segment from the April 17, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features KPLC-TV reporter Lee Peck’s report on the visit of former President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State James Baker to Cameron Parish. Peck follows Bush and Baker as they take an aerial tour of lower Cameron Parish and visit the South Cameron Memorial Hospital, which received a $2 million donation from the Bush-Clinton Recovery Fund following Hurricane Rita. In a press conference following the tour, Bush comments on the important work done by the hospital, while Baker talks about his hope for the Bush-Clinton Recovery Fund to raise more money to help in the recovery efforts from Hurricane Ike. Governor Bobby Jindal also comments on the inaccurate flood maps being used by FEMA and his concern that they could impede the recovery effort following Hurricane Ike. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford