Search the Archive

Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #974715

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 11, 2010
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Harry Smith) Day 53 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; underwater scenes shown.

(Off the coast of Louisiana: Mark Strassmann) BP’s oil burning operation featured; scenes shown of the “burn box” in the Gulf, the command ship Explorer, skimming boats, the command center in Houma, Louisiana. [Oil spill consultant Alan ALLEN†- says it’s the first time we’ve used fire-resistant boom.] [Command center MAN – comments.] [Coast Guard deputy incident commander Capt. Meredith AUSTIN†- notes the goal to minimize the amount of oil that could reach shore.]

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Orange Beach, Alabama: Kelly Cobiella) The frustration in coastal communities over BP’s control of the cleanup operations featured; scenes shown of oil off the Alabama-Florida coastline and on the beach, National Guardsmen at Lulu’s Restaurant in Gulf Shores trying to convince workers to file claims with BP; details given of Florida’s request for escrow funds from BP so its counties can respond quicker. [WOMAN – reacts.] [Escambia County commissioner Grover ROBINSON†- says we don’t understand why we can’t have more input.] [Visit Pensacola director Ed SCHROEDER†- worries about tourism.] [Lulu’s worker Andrea CHAMBERS†- comments.]

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Las Vegas: Sharyl Attkisson) Criticism of the government featured; details given about the changing estimates on the amount of oil leaking and the flap over the drilling moratorium; scientists’ letter to Congress quoted. [Purdue University professor Steve WERELEY††- states he’s not happy with the press release.] [Interior Secretary Ken SALAZAR†- says the moratorium was his decision.] Viewer question on offshore rigs discussed.

Smith, Harry;
Strassmann, Mark;
Cobiella, Kelly;
Attkisson, Sharyl

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.