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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #974678

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 10, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The latest developments in the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, including the new estimate of the flow, reported; underwater scenes shown.

(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Mark Strassmann) The desperation on the Louisiana coast featured; scenes shown from a Congressional hearing and of cleanup crews on the beach; details given about the rules for cleanup workers in the heat; statistics on oily birds cited. [At the hearing, Grand Isle Mayor David CAMARDELLE††, Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER†- plead for help.] [Oysterman Roland PHILLIPS‡- reacts to the situation.] [American Birding Assn. Drew WHEELAN†- states every bird in Barataria Bay could be oiled.] Viewer question about burning the oil discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(White House: Chip Reid) The meeting at the White House between President Obama and the families of the men who died in the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion reviewed; photo shown. [At the Capitol, Jason's father Bill ANDERSON†- speaks of the family members we lost.] The invitation for BP’s chairman to meet with Obama & White House officials next week noted.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Pensacola Beach, Florida: Kelly Cobiella) The concern about where the oil may wash up next featured; scenes shown of oil in Florida’s Pensacola Bay and on the beach in Alabama and of boats looking for oil below the surface. [Vessels of Opportunity supervisor Taylor DALTON†- says we’re putting every boat we can use in the water.] [Senator Bill NELSON†- reacts to not being warned of the oil’s approach.] [Reel Surprise Charters Randy BOGGS††- worries BP will go bankrupt and not pay the claims.] Viewer question about the cleanup discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(London: Mark Phillips) The anger directed toward BP featured; graph of BP’s ownership with the US owning a large chunk and the losses for BP shown. [Earlier, BP CEO Tony HAYWARD – says he’d like his life back.] [Former Shell Oil president John HOFMEISTER†- states BP should have had American spokesmen.] [London Mayor Boris JOHNSON†- notes the damage to BP’s share price and U.K. pension funds.]

Couric, Katie;
Strassmann, Mark;
Reid, Chip;
Cobiella, Kelly;
Phillips, Mark

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