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Gov. Kathleen Blanco Interview - Dec. 30, 2005

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2005-12-30

Duration: 00:19:20

Subjects: Blanco, Kathleen Babineaux, 1942- | Louisiana Governors | Politics | Government | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricanes | Natural Disasters | Disaster response and recovery | Louisiana. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority | LEVEES | STATE BUDGET


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Blanco, Kathleen Interviewee


This segment from the December 30, 2005, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ on-set interview with Governor Kathleen Blanco reviewing the major events of 2005. Governor Blanco discusses: her administration’s accomplishments prior to Hurricane Katrina; the state’s response to Hurricane Katrina; the White House not understanding the magnitude of the disaster; the heroic actions of Louisianans following the storm; the creation of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to oversee the levees and flood protection on the state level; the state budget; her plan to run for re-election; and her hopes for the people of Louisiana in the new year.