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2015 Year in Review

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-01-01

Duration: 00:24:49

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2015 | Same-sex marriage | Lafayette movie theater shooting, 2015 | Mass shootings | Environment | Bayou Corne sinkhole, 2012 | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricane Rita, 2005 | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Edwards, John Bel | Elections, 2015 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2015


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Carter, Steve Interviewee
  • Kleckley, Chuck Interviewee
  • Smith, Pat Interviewee
  • Burns, Tim Interviewee
  • LaFleur, Eric Speaker
  • Donahue, Jack Speaker
  • Montoucet, Jack Interviewee
  • Geymann, Brett Speaker
  • Benjamin-Robinson, Michael Interviewee
  • Benjamin-Robinson, Earl Interviewee
  • Penton-Robicheaux, Derek Interviewee
  • Luter, Fred, Sr. Interviewee
  • Diamond, Ray Interviewee
  • Crump, Steve Interviewee
  • Honore, Russel Interviewee
  • Trahan, Steve Interviewee
  • Lynch, Loretta Speaker
  • Graham, Kyle Interviewee
  • Hoke, Raleigh Interviewee


This special episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from January 1, 2016, features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s look back at the major stories of 2015. It includes: John Bel Edwards winning the 2015 gubernatorial election; a recap of the 2015 Legislative Session; the United States Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage; the movie theater shooting in Lafayette; the third anniversary of the Bayou Corne sinkhole; the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita; the BP Oil Spill settlement; and a tribute to the Louisianans who died in 2015.