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Angel Baby Tripp Roth (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-03-11

Duration: 00:07:01

Subjects: Skin diseases


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Capo, Bill Reporter
  • Lukas, Brian Photographer
  • Roth, Courtney Interviewee
  • Defusco, Lisa Interviewee


This segment from the March 11, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report by Bill Capo of WWL-TV on Tripp Roth of Ponchatoula, a 21-month-old who suffers from epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Capo reports that EB is a rare skin disease that causes severe blisters. Capo interviews Courtney Roth, Tripp’s mother, and Dr. Lisa Defusco, Tripp’s doctor, about his journey and his courage. Host: Shauna Sanford