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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill #975271

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 24, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Day 66 of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico introduced; map and NASA photo of the spill shown. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Gulf Shores, Alabama: Kelly Cobiella) The emotional toll on Gulf coast residents featured; details given about the suicide of charter fishing captain Allen Kruse; the increase in calls to crisis hotlines in Louisiana cited; scenes shown of tar balls in Destin and Pensacola, Florida. [May 13, KRUSE – describes the impact on his business.] [Brother Frank KRUSE, friend Ben FAIREY†, FISHERMAN – comment on Kruse and the spill.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Armen Keteyian) The failure of Gulf states officials to fully utilize the National Guard featured; statistics cited. [Louisiana state senator Karen Carter PETERSON†- comments.] [President OBAMA – urges governors to activate these troops.] [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL – blames the Coast Guard and BP.] [Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN – says there is nothing standing in Jindal’s way.]

Couric, Katie;
Cobiella, Kelly;
Keteyian, Armen

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