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Kenneth Feinberg Interview [Part 1 of 2] (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-12-17

Duration: 00:07:55

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Gulf Coast Claims Facility | Liability for oil pollution damages | Feinberg, Kenneth R. | Damages


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Interviewer
  • Feinberg, Kenneth Interviewee


This segment from the December 17, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Shauna Sanford’s interview with Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, the organization responsible for paying out BP Oil Spill claims. He discusses: distributing $2.5 billion to 170,000 individuals and businesses during the emergency phase of the claims process; the three options available to claimants in the next phase of the process; and his response to criticism of the program by Jefferson Parish President John Young and New Orleans attorney Steve Herman. Host: Charlie Whinham