My gosh, with that amount of oil, it changes everything. It has the ability to affect everything for God knows how long.
Thaddeus M. Pellegrin, a retired shrimper from Chauvin, LA, talks with his grandchildren Avery Renee Theriot, 15, and Jacob P. Theriot, 13, about the joys and sorrows of life on the Gulf Coast.
Recorded in Chauvin, LA on October 11, 2010.
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Producer: Daniel Hinerfeld
Principal photographer: Cary Conover
Video editor: Kashina Kessler
Audio editor: Jesse Baker
Recorded by StoryCorps:
Facilitator: Liam Pierce
Additional photography: Lisa Whiteman, Craig Fritz, Duncan Davidson, Oxfordian Kissuth and Richard Child
USCG, PO3 Patrick Kelley
USCG, Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Belson
USCG, Sara Francis
Hollingsworth, John and Karen - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Production assistant: Sherry Goldberg