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Headlines - November 4, 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: 2011-11-04

Duration: 00:04:10

Subjects: SCOTT, LOREN | OIL INDUSTRY | Economy | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Obama, Michelle, 1964-

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Scott, Loren Speaker
  • Dahl, Tonya Reporter

Description

This segment from the November 4, 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: economist Loren Scott speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about the economic impact of the oil industry in Louisiana; Transocean responding to a lawsuit filed by BP for their role in the 2010 BP Oil Spill; the sentencing of former State Representative Renee Gill Pratt to seven years in federal prison on racketeering charges; a report by CarInsuranceComparison.com finding that Louisiana has the worst drivers in the country; and a report by Tonya Dahl of WWL-TV on a visit by First Lady Michelle Obama to the Royal Castle Child Development Center in New Orleans.