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The Gulf Coast Recovery: One Year Later - Lawsuit Update (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Public Affairs, News

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-04-15

Duration: 00:07:39

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Dore, Preston | Fishermen | LAWSUITS | Health


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Dore, Preston Interviewee
  • Nugent, Phil Interviewee
  • Cantrelle, Adam Interviewee
  • Cantrelle, Tate Interviewee
  • Bruce, William Interviewee
  • Herman, Stephen Interviewee


This segment from the April 15, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interview with commercial fisherman Preston Dore about the year he has endured following the BP Oil Spill. Dore discusses being currently unemployed, serving as one of the lead boats in BP’s Vessel of Opportunity program, the damage his boat sustained because of the chemical dispersants used in the clean-up process, his limited communication with BP, the possibility that he will participate in the lawsuit against BP, and the emotional impact of the entire situation. Sanford also talks to three commercial fishermen, Adam Cantrelle, Tate Cantrelle, and William Bruce, about the health issues they have experienced since participating in the clean-up efforts. Lastly, she interviews attorneys Phil Nugent and Stephen Herman about the upcoming lawsuits against BP and Transocean. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford