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Oil Spill Update (April 30, 2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-04-30

Duration: 00:06:57

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | OIL SPILLS | Gulf Of Mexico | Environment | Disaster response and recovery | Fishermen | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Nungesser, Billy, 1959-


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Bearden, Tom Interviewee


This segment from the April 30, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s update on the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which began following an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, 2010. She reports that the well is currently leaking 5,000 barrels of oil a day, which is five times worse than the original estimates. This report includes highlights from a press conference with Governor Bobby Jindal. Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford also talk to reporter Tom Bearden of the PBS NewsHour via telephone from Venice, Louisiana. Bearden discusses the concerns of fishermen, BP’s strategies to cap the well, the possibility of military involvement, and the concerns of Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shana Sanford