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Headlines - May 20, 2011

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-05-20

Duration: 00:03:25

Subjects: Freedom Rides, 1961 | Mississippi River floods, 2011 | Traffic safety | Civil Rights


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Davis, Quincy Interviewee
  • John, Chris Interviewee
  • Smith-Simmon, Dodie Interviewee
  • Dennis, David Interviewee


This segment from the May 20, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: an interview with Lieutenant Commander Quincy Davis of the U.S. Coast Guard on Mississippi River traffic safety during the high river levels; an interview with Chris John, the president of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association on the potential impact of the Mississippi River floods on the oil and gas industry; and interviews with Freedom Riders Dodie Smith-Simmons and David Dennis at a 50th anniversary celebration of the Freedom Riders in New Orleans.