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Headlines - April 19, 2013

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-04-19

Duration: 00:06:05

Subjects: Fort Polk (La.) | Military | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Perkins, Huel D. (Huel Davis), 1924-2013


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Jordan, Matt Reporter
  • Hagen, Maryann Interviewee
  • Ferguson, Otis Interviewee
  • Keeling, Barry Interviewee
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Graves, Garret Interviewee
  • Perkins, Huel Interviewee


This segment from the April 19, 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: a report by Matt Jordan of KALB-TV on a public meeting in Leesville on the future of Fort Polk; the conclusion of testimony in the first phase of the BP Oil Spill trial in New Orleans; an interview with Garret Graves of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) on the third anniversary of the BP Oil Spill; and the death of Dr. Huel Perkins, a former administrator at LSU and Southern University, at the age of 88.