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Headlines - September 23, 2011

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-09-23

Duration: 00:03:16

Subjects: Hurricane Rita, 2005 | United States. RESTORE Act of 2012 | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Elections, 2011

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker

Description

This segment from the September 23, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Rita; a United States Senate Committee approving the RESTORE Act, sponsored by Senator Mary Landrieu, which calls for the fines collected from BP to be used on restoration projects in the states affected by the 2010 BP Oil Spill; the 2010 Census numbers for Louisiana; former Governor Edwin Edwards speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club; and former U.S. Congressman Joseph Cao dropping out of the election for Attorney General.