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Headlines – February 1, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-02-1

Duration: 00:03:45

Subjects: Environment | Vitter, David | Immigration | Gun Control | Johnson, Bernette J. | Louisiana. Supreme Court


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Vitter, David Speaker
  • McArdle, Boots Interviewee


This segment from the February 1, 2013, 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: the Department of Environmental Quality announcing the resumption of environmental cleanup work at the abandoned Marine Shale Processors site in St. Mary Parish; United States Senator David Vitter speaking out against a new immigration reform plan; State Representative Jeff Thompson announcing the formation of Defend Louisiana, a group of state legislators who want to defend gun rights in Louisiana; State Senator Elbert Guillory’s ad in favor of protecting gun ownership rights; the swearing-in of Justice Bernette Johnson as the Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court; and highlights from a Downton Abbey preview party at LPB, including an interview with attendee Boots McArdle.