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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #974753

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 14, 2010
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Day 56 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; map and photos of President Obama in the disaster zone shown. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The Congressional investigation into BP’s decisions to save time and money before the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig reviewed; letter from Congress to CEO Tony Hayward outlining risky decisions, letter from a BP engineer calling it a “nightmare well” and internal e-mails quoted. [Representative Henry WAXMAN††- states BP’s corner-cutting was horribly negligent.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Theodore, Alabama: Chuck Todd) Obama's 4th visit to the Gulf reviewed; details given about the series of events aimed at showing the government has control of this crisis; scenes shown from Gulfport, Mississippi with of Obama with Governor Haley Barbour†† on the beach and eating seafood and snow cones and of Obama in Alabama. [OBAMA – says we want to coordinate at every level; says there is opportunity for visitors to come down here.]

(Orange Beach, Alabama: Mark Potter) The impact on the beaches featured; details given of criticism of BP and the federal government. [TOURIST – reacts.] [Orange Beach, Alabama Mayor Tony KENNON†- calls for local control of the cleanup with BP paying for it.] [Senator Bill NELSON†- comments on the lack of boats off Florida.] [Gulf Shores, Alabama Mayor Robert CRAFT†- says life support is cheaper than a funeral.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) NBC’s coverage of Obama’s address tomorrow noted.

Holt, Lester;
Myers, Lisa;
Todd, Chuck;
Potter, Mark

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