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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #973949

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 03, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) A pipe similar to the one leaking oil in the Gulf of Mexico, underwater video and map of the spill’s progression shown. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) BP’s latest attempt to stop the leak featured; scenes shown of the saw cutting the pipe; computer model of the oil’s movement shown. [Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN†, BP CEO Tony HAYWARD – comment on the operation.]

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The anger directed at BP featured; remarks from Hayward quoted; details given about BP’s PR campaign. [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL – criticizes BP and Hayward.] [Earlier, HAYWARD – says he wants his life back.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – comments on the victims.] [Crisis communications expert Eric DEZENHALL††- says public relations is tertiary next to cleaning up this spill.] The drop in BP’s stock price cited.

(White House: Chuck Todd) Criticism of President Obama for his response to the spill featured; details given of his plan to travel back to the Gulf tomorrow. [On CNN’s "Larry King Live," OBAMA - states it is not about how angry he is.] [Former White House press secretary Dee Dee MYERS†- says he has failed to create a sense he is emotionally invested.] [Former presidential advisor David GERGEN†- says he has not yet been seen as in command.] [GIBBS – notes Obama will bring a bill for BP for expenses incurred.]

(Pensacola, Florida: Mark Potter) The impact of the spill on Florida’s Panhandle featured; details given of concerns about tourism and the environment. [Paradise Inn WORKER – comments on cancellations.] [Santa Rosa Island Authority Buck LEE††- says the states and local government can do a better job.] [Pensacola resident Brian SPENCER††- worries.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Grand Terre Island, Louisiana: Kerry Sanders) Jindal’s support for offshore drilling despite his anger over the spill featured; scenes shown of oily birds, a manmade berm, rescued birds being released. [JINDAL – says we shouldn’t have to choose between safe, domestic production of energy and safeguarding our way of life.]

Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Myers, Lisa;
Todd, Chuck;
Potter, Mark;
Sanders, Kerry

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