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Oil Spill Update (May 7, 2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Venice, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Shell Beach, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-05-07

Duration: 00:09:05

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | OIL SPILLS | Gulf Of Mexico | Disaster response and recovery | Environment | Animal rescue | PELICANS | Obama, Barack | Offshore oil well drilling | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Nungesser, Billy, 1959- | Fishermen | Fisheries | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Photographer
  • Obama, Barack Speaker
  • Gravitz, Mike Interviewee
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Nungesser, Billy Speaker
  • Barisich, George Interviewee
  • Gonzales, Lynette Interviewee
  • Miller, Erica Interviewee
  • Davoren, Tony Interviewee


This segment from the May 7, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s recap of the week’s events related to the ongoing BP Oil Spill, including: the rescue of an oil-soaked brown pelican; highlights from President Barack Obama’s visit to Venice, Louisiana; an interview with Mike Gravitz of Environment America on his protest of offshore oil drilling; highlights from a press conference with Governor Bobby Jindal and Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser on the utilization of jack-up barges to protect the coastline; interviews with commercial fisherman George Barisich and Lynette Gonzales, the owner of Net’s Rock-N-Dock in Shell Beach, on the effect of the spill on their livelihoods; an interview with Erica Miller of Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research on the preparations for bird clean-up; and an interview with Lafayette resident Tony Davoren on his decision to visit the coast to see how he and his friends can help the clean-up effort. Host: Charlie Whinham