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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / Dudley Interview #975284

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 24, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Map of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico shown. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Pensacola Beach, Florida: Mark Potter) The cleanup operations on Florida’s beaches featured; scenes shown of workers at Pensacola Beach, a machine stuck in the sand, cleanup crews working at night. [WORKER, Santa Rosa Island Authority director Buck LEE†, Escambia County commissioner Gene VALENTINO†– complain about the slow process.] [Escambia County Sheriff David MORGAN†- notes the importance of the sheriff’s department helicopter.] [Escambia County commission chairman Grover ROBINSON†- comments on the oil in Pensacola Bay.]

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) BP’s response to the spill updated; scenes shown of the rigs and ships at the leak site. [BP COO Doug SUTTLES††- responds to criticism that BP has downplayed the magnitude of the spill; says we’re mobilizing everything we can find around the world.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The impact of the spill on wildlife, including bluefin tuna, sea turtles, dolphins and brown pelicans, reviewed; statistics cited. Live interview held with BP managing director Bob Dudley. [From Washington, DUDLEY – says it’s a disaster with a low probability of happening and we need to learn from it; recounts his meeting with federal officials; reviews unknown variables in the effort to stop the leak; comments on the Prudhoe Bay, Alaska project; talks about making it right for the people in the Gulf.]

Williams, Brian;
Potter, Mark;
Thompson, Anne

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