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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #967308

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 05, 2010
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Day 47 in the losing battle against the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; underwater video of the leak shown.

(Buras, Louisiana: Kerry Sander) The fitting of the cap on the underwater oil pipe & the advance of the oil threatening wildlife featured; scenes shown of the oil birds on the shore & at a rescue center & a dead dolphin on shore. [Fish & Wildlife Service James HARRIS†- talks about the problem of what to do with the birds as oil expands.] [BP vice president Bob FRYER†- says we are pleased with the cap operation.] [In Alabama, Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN†- comments on the operation with the cap being an intermediary answer.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Map of the oil spill shown.

(Pensacola: Mark Potter) The oil on Florida beaches featured; scenes shown of park workers picking up tar balls on Pensacola's beaches & the oil sheen. [National Park Service Katie LAWHON†- talks about tar balls.] [RESIDENT, Florida Governor Charlie CRIST, singer Jimmy BUFFETT, protesting STUDENT, BEACHGOER; in the water, charter fisherman Barryl TRAYLOR†- comment on the situation.] The eastward movement of the oil slick noted.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Mike Viqueira) President Obama's position on the oil spill featured; scenes shown of Obama's third visit where he met with the people in a bait shop. [In Internet address, OBAMA - says he will stand with the people of the Gulf coast.] [White House energy & climate change adviser Carol BROWNER†- says we will get this thing shut down.] [On Gulf coast, MAN - says it is sad.]

Reporter(s):
Holt, Lester;
Sander, Kerry;
Potter, Mark;
Viqueira, Mike
Duration:
00:08:40

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