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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #973982

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 04, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Underwater video of the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico, map of the spill, President Obama with coastal residents and photos of oil-covered birds shown.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) BP’s capping of the leak featured; scenes shown of oil escaping from the containment cap and an anti-BP demonstration. [BP COO Doug SUTTLES††- comments on the capping procedure.] [Voice of Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN – says we have the option to go back and get a finer cut.] [Voice of BP CEO Tony HAYWARD – says it’s right for him to be the lightning rod.] Scientists’ confirmation of underwater plumes despite Hayward’s claim there is no evidence noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Savannah Guthrie) President Obama's return to the Gulf featured; scenes shown from Grand Isle, Louisiana. [OBAMA – criticizes BP’s spending on advertising and dividends.] [Grand Isle RESIDENT, Sand Dollar Restaurant Terry DETILLIER†, Jaime GANUCHEAU†- comment on Obama’s visit.] [Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Dan SOMMA†- says many of us haven’t worked on a spill this size.] [Vacationer Kim FONTEONT†- says it’s like a funeral.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Fort Jackson, Louisiana: Kerry Sanders) The struggle to save the wildlife featured; statistics on birds rescued and dead cited; photos/scenes shown of oily birds; details given about the impact on migration to Franz Joseph Land. [International Bird Rescue Research Center Jay HOLCOMB†- talks about the birds.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pensacola, Florida: Mark Potter) The arrival of oil onshore in Florida featured; scenes shown from Pensacola Beach. [Volunteer Susannah PIGGOTT‡- calls for the community to clean up the beach.] [Santa Rosa Island Authority director Buck LEE†- says he needs somebody to pick up this crap.] [Senator Bill NELSON†- says it’s a bunch of tactical firefights.] Report that a local man lost his tourism-related job noted.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Thompson, Anne;
Guthrie, Savannah;
Sanders, Kerry;
Potter, Mark
Duration:
00:11:10

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