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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #974834

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 17, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Day 59 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; photos and underwater video shown. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Capitol: Sharyl Attkisson) BP CEO Tony Hayward’s appearance at a Congressional hearing reviewed; details given about oil and gas industry donations to committee members, including Representative Joe Barton; scenes shown of a protest by a shrimper. [BARTON - apologizes to Hayward.] [Representative Steve SCALISE†- shows a picture of an oily pelican.] [HAYWARD - gives vague answers.] [Representatives Henry WAXMAN, Peter WELCH†, Mike DOYLE†, Diana DeGETTE†, Cliff STEARNS†- question, criticize Hayward.] Barton’s apology for his apology noted.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Don Teague) The reaction of Grand Isle, Louisiana residents and business owners to Hayward's testimony and the response to the spill featured; details given of the anger at BP and the federal government, which shut down vacuum boats; scenes shown of barges meant to keep oil out of Barataria Bay. [Bridge Side Marina OWNER, seafood wholesaler Dean BLANCHARD‡– comment on Hayward.] [Governor Bobby JINDAL†- states we cannot afford a delay.] Viewer question about the safety of shellfish discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Viewer question about what the plans are if there is a hurricane noted.

(San Francisco: John Blackstone) The impact of a hurricane on the response to the spill examined; details given of concern about oil being pushed inland by storm surge and a similar spill in 1979, when a storm dispersed the oil. [UC Berkeley professor Robert BEA††- says this is going to make a disaster movie look like a rehearsal.] [UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Kristen CORBOSIERO†- says oil does not get into rainfall.] [AccuWeather meteorologist Joe BASTARDI†- notes a hurricane may dilute the oil.]

(Studio: Katie Couric; Washington: Bob Orr) Viewer question about efforts to prevent terrorists from bombing offshore rigs and security around key infrastructure discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Attkisson, Sharyl;
Teague, Don;
Blackstone, John;
Orr, Bob

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