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Hurricane Katrina OEP Briefing - Sept. 2, 2005

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2005-09-2

Duration: 00:03:28

Subjects: Hurricanes | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Natural Disasters | Disaster response and recovery | Louisiana. Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness | Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | Louisiana. National Guard | Louisiana. Office of State Police | Hospitals | Telecommunication


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Jackson, Jesse Speaker
  • Doran, Bill Speaker
  • Flinchum, Cathy Speaker
  • Smithburg, Don Speaker
  • Field, Jimmy Speaker


This segment from the September 2, 2005, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features highlights from the day’s briefing at the Office of Emergency Preparedness in Baton Rouge. The speakers include: Jesse Jackson of the Rainbow Push Coalition challenging President George W. Bush to create a plan for massive evacuations from New Orleans; Lieutenant Colonel Bill Doran of the Louisiana National Guard discussing the overall evacuation of the New Orleans area; Cathy Flinchum of the Louisiana State Police on the police patrols in New Orleans; Don Smithburg, the CEO of the LSU Hospital System, on the doctors and nurses in New Orleans hospitals running out of food and water; and Jimmy Field of the Public Service Commission addressing the reasons why the telecommunication systems have not improved. The briefing is courtesy of WWL-TV in New Orleans. Hosts: Robyn Ekings and Charlie Whinham