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COVID-19: Family Tragedy (2020)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-08-07

Duration: 00:05:18

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Public health


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Spruel, Rodney Interviewee


This segment from the August 7, 2020, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ interview with Rodney Spruel, a Louisiana native living in Virginia. He discusses losing his sister Jan Gaines in a car accident and his mother Ann Gaines due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the span of three weeks.