(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) The issue of BP & transparency & problems reporters are having in covering the story, including the roping off the bird cleanup area, examined; scenes shown of the National Guard preventing picture taking of oiled birds. A letter from BOP COO Doug Suttles stating workers will not be prevented from talking the media quoted; details given about how this is false.
(Grand Isle: Tom Foreman) An attempt to interview the cleanup workers after work on Grand Isle, Alabama, presented; scenes shown of the workers on the beach walking away from the reporter. [In charge, GUY - says no one can talk.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper, Tom Foreman) The reporter's attempts to avoid talking discussed.
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's James Carville about the new oil flow rate estimates; inset live underwater feed from BP shown. [CARVILLE - says the situation is grave here for the seafood way of life; states it is the nature of BP to lie; suggests the government has to do something to make things change.]
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