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Jefferson Parish President John Young Interview (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Public Affairs, Interview, News

Place Covered: Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-12-24

Duration: 00:07:12

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


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Young, John Interviewee
  • Feinberg, Kenneth Interviewee


This segment from the December 24, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interview with Jefferson Parish President John Young on the BP Oil Spill claims process. He discusses: advising his constituents to not waive their right to sue BP through the claims process; the public perception that Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, works for BP and is not independent; and the continuing recovery process for oil spill victims in his parish. Sanford also talks to Kenneth Feinberg about Young’s advice not to settle with BP and the perception that he is not an independent arbiter. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford