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Dr. Ed Overton and Aaron Viles Interview (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: 00:06:47

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | OIL SPILLS | Environment | Disaster response and recovery | Gulf Of Mexico | Overton, Edward B. | Viles, Aaron | Fisheries | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Overton, Ed Interviewee
  • Viles, Aaron Interviewee


This segment from the April 30, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an on-set interview with Dr. Ed Overton of the LSU School of the Coast and Environment and Aaron Viles of the Gulf Restoration Network on the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford talk to Dr. Overton and Viles about the potential types of oil involved in the spill, the effectiveness of using booms to protect the coastline, the spill being worse than the initial estimates, the impact of the spill on fisheries and the seafood industry, how people can help, and the clean-up options.