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BP Oil Spill: Bay Jimmy (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Bay Jimmy, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Cat Island, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-07-29

Duration: 00:06:43

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Environment | Bay Jimmy (La.) | Cat Island (La.) | Barataria Bay (La.) | PELICANS | OIL SPILLS


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Alford, Jeremy Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Marino, Dave Interviewee
  • Barham, Robert Interviewee


This segment from the July 29, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Jeremy Alford’s visit to Bay Jimmy in Barataria Bay, an area still receiving oil from the BP Oil Spill in 2011. Alford tours the area with Dave Marino of Myrtle Grove Charters and sees the effect of the oil on the marsh. He also talks to Secretary Robert Barham of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries about his commitment to holding BP responsible for the damage to Bay Jimmy and his department’s role in determining when the clean-up process is complete. Alford and Marino also visit Cat Island in Barataria Bay to see the pelicans in their nesting area. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford