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Headlines - April 22, 2011

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-04-22

Duration: 00:04:44

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Jones, Keith D. | Offshore oil well drilling | Gulf Coast Claims Facility | Boustany, Charles W., Jr.


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Jones, Keith Interviewee
  • Boustany, Charles Interviewee


This segment from the April 22, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the week’s headlines from the BP Oil Spill. These stories include: attorney Keith Jones, the father of one of the eleven workers killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion, discussing his disappointment that Congress has not passed any new safety regulations for deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico; the difficulties that several individuals and businesses have experienced in receiving claims from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF); an update on the claims paid out by the GCCF; and Congressman Charles Boustany criticizing the GCCF. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford