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Headlines – August 18, 2017

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-08-18

Duration: 00:03:04

Subjects: CASSIDY, BILL | Floods, 2016 | Disaster response and recovery | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Carson, Ben Speaker
  • Cassidy, Bill Speaker


This segment from the August 18, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Governor John Bel Edwards and Congressman Steve Scalise’s reactions to the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville; Dr. Ben Carson, the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, visiting the August 2016 flood recovery efforts in Denham Springs; United States Senator Bill Cassidy speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare); a report by the World Resources Institute ranking Louisiana as the state with the eighth highest rate of greenhouse gas emissions; and the LSU Veterinary School quarantining a tiger named Harvey, who could become Mike VII.