Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

Former Governor of Louisiana Kathleen Blanco talked about her time in public office and the challenges she faced when Hurricane Katrina… read more

Former Governor of Louisiana Kathleen Blanco talked about her time in public office and the challenges she faced when Hurricane Katrina made landfall. The former governor talked about the how her administration operated during the crisis and offered advice to other communities when facing large natural disasters in the future including preparedness and communications. Topics included the renewed spirit of public service in the rebuilding efforts. She responded to questions from members of the audience.

Former Governor Blanco was the first woman ever elected to the Louisiana state legislature or to seve on the Public Service Commission, where she became the first woman to chair the commission. She was elected lieutenant governor in 1995, and was overwhelmingly re-elected to her second term in 1999. In 2004 she became the first woman governor of Louisiana. After Hurrican Katrina, she did not run for re-election. close

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Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

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Program ID:
202204-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
First Aired:
Mar 8, 2008
Last Aired:
Aug 30, 2009

Airing Details

  • Mar 08, 2008 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 08, 2008 | 11:09pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 10, 2008 | 3:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 29, 2009 | 12:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 29, 2009 | 6:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 30, 2009 | 12:41am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 30, 2009 | 6:41am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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