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Gov. Kathleen Blanco Interview - Aug. 30, 2005

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2005-09-2

Duration: 00:09:45

Subjects: Hurricanes | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Natural Disasters | Disaster response and recovery | Hurricane damage | Flood damage | FLOODS | Blanco, Kathleen Babineaux, 1942- | LEVEES | United States. Army. Corps of Engineers | LOOTING | Crime | United States. Coast Guard


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Paulsen, Eric Interviewer
  • Blanco, Kathleen Interviewee


This segment from the September 2, 2005, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with Governor Kathleen Blanco conducted by Eric Paulsen of WWL-TV on August 30, 2005. Governor Blanco discusses the Army Corps of Engineers not dropping sandbags to stop the breach of the two drainage canal levees in New Orleans, her concerns over mass looting, the heartbreaking devastation in the city, the hundreds of people still waiting to be rescued by the Coast Guard, needing help from the federal government because of the scope of the disaster, the immediate need to help people find temporary shelter, her aerial tour of the city, and the lack of communication between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. This interview is courtesy of WWL-TV in New Orleans. Hosts: Robyn Ekings and Charlie Whinham