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Headlines - August 20, 2010

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-08-20

Duration: 00:07:01

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | OIL SPILLS | Disaster response and recovery | Gulf Of Mexico | Offshore oil well drilling | Feinberg, Kenneth R. | Gulf Coast Claims Facility | Animal rescue | BIRDS | Fisheries | Viles, Aaron


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Davis, Lori Speaker
  • Angelle, Scott Speaker
  • Feinberg, Kenneth Speaker
  • Viles, Aaron Interviewee


This segment from the August 20, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines from the BP Oil Spill. These stories include: Lori Davis of Rig-Chem, Inc. and Lieutenant Governor Scott Angelle testifying before Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter at a Lafayette field hearing for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on the economic impact of the Obama Administration’s six-month moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico; Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, discussing the BP claims process at a public meeting; the Hammond Wildlife Rehabilitation Center’s plan to release more than 100 rehabilitated birds; and Aaron Viles of the Gulf Restoration Network discussing the possible impact of the oil spill on fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford