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Headlines - August 12, 2011

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-08-12

Duration: 00:04:47

Subjects: Landrieu, Mary, 1955- | Rood, Jennifer | Pennington Biomedical Research Center | Military | Elections, 2011 | Louisiana secretary of state election, 2011 | Tucker, Jim | SCHEDLER, TOM | LIGO Livingston Observatory


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Landrieu, Mary Interviewee
  • Rood, Jennifer Speaker
  • O'Reilly, Brian Interviewee


This segment from the August 12, 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 United States Senator Mary Landrieu on the federal budget deficit; Dr. Jennifer Rood of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center discussing the CROWN project, a new study with the U.S. Department of Defense on the nutritional needs of wartime personnel; an interview with Brian O’Reilly of the LIGO Livingston Observatory in Livingston Parish on the arrival of new equipment to help measure gravitational waves; Speaker of the House Jim Tucker announcing his candidacy for Secretary of State; Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s response to Tucker’s announcement; the death of former State Representative Donald Ray Kennard at age 73; and the deaths of two Navy Seals from Louisiana in the shooting down of a helicopter in Afghanistan, Chief Petty Officer Robert James Reeves and Lieutenant Commander Jonas Kelsall.