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Keith Jones Interview - July 9, 2010

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs, Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-07-09

Duration: 00:07:10

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | United States. Death on the High Seas Act of 1920 | Damages | Liability (Law) | Jones, Keith D. | Jones, Gordon, d. 2010

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Jones, Keith Interviewee

Description

This segment from the July 9, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interview with attorney Keith Jones, the father of Gordon Jones, one of the eleven workers killed in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Jones discusses his son Gordon’s life and his fight to change the 1920 Death on the High Seas Act, which limits the damages for wrongful deaths on the high seas to the compensation of lost income and funeral expenses. He also talks about his recent meeting with President Barack Obama and the other victims’ families at the White House. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford