NEWS

LOUISIANA: ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE GULF OIL SPILL

Allison B. Hudson

One year after the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico, the PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan interviewed Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s reporters Shauna Sanford and Charlie Whinham about how Louisianans are faring one year after the spill. The interview can be viewed on the LPB website at www.lpb.org.

The blast killed 11 workers and sent more than 200 million gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf waters for three months. One year later, Gulf region continues to feel the effects of the environmental catastrophe.

Using a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), reporters from ten public broadcasting stations in the region teamed up after the spill to create what has become the Gulf Watch Public Media Exchange. It's a place where stations can share stories and information, and where viewers and listeners can find all of the region's public media oil spill coverage. So far, a total of 242 stories have been filed by the consortium and another 21 have been filed by PBS and NPR reporters.

For more information, contact Bob Neese at 1-800-272-8161 or bneese@lpb.org.