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Bonnie Kate Pourciau Interview (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-09-14

Duration: 00:07:39

Subjects: Pourciau-Zoghbi, Bonnie Kate | Mass shootings | Victims of violent crimes


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Pourciau, Bonnie Kate Interviewee
  • Pourciau, Trace Interviewee
  • Pourciau, Kathleen Interviewee


This segment from the September 14, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s interview with Bonnie Kate Pourciau of Baton Rouge, one of the victims of the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, on July 20, 2012. In all, twelve people were killed and fifty-eight people were wounded. Pourciau discusses: her family; her memories of the shooting; her hospital stay; meeting President Barack Obama at the hospital; her bad dreams; forgiving the shooter; and her ongoing recovery from a severe leg injury. Whinham also interviews Bonnie Kate’s parents, Kathleen Pourciau and Trace Pourciau. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford