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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / BP / Brinkley Interview #970777

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010
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(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on a London report that Tony Hayward will step down as CEO of BP due to the handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reported; details given about the "static kill" plan to pump mud into the damaged oil well & what BP has said about questions on the oil flow & the lack of response from the government.

(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with historian Douglas Brinkley about how BP has been handling the public relations. [BRINKLEY - says BP denies everything & wonders about getting rid of Hayward, who has become the villain of the spill; notes BP went into coverup mode & we never saw "the heart" from the company that spun the news; hopes the Justice Department gets into the coverup by BP in the lies they have told in the public sphere.]

Cooper, Anderson

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