NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 19, 2010
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(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) Concern about leaks from BP’s capped well in the Gulf of Mexico featured; underwater video and animation of the seepage on the ocean floor shown; pressure readings cited. [National incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN – notes the focus on gas bubbles.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – comments on the pressure tests.] [Purdue University professor Steve WERELEY- offers a rainy day plan.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister about the integrity of the well. [From Washington, DC, HOFMEISTER – says there is a huge debate about the quality of the well and whether the cap will lead to more breaches; raises the possibility of perpetual seepage; states there is a contest between the government and the shareholders of BP.]
(Pensacola Beach, Florida: Mark Potter) The impact of the oil spill on Gulf coast business owners updated. [Bella Luna Pizza co-owners James PATTERSON and Eric KOURI, dive shop owner Eilene BEARD, hotel owner Julian MacQUEEN, Scoot-A-Round Scooter Rentals owner C.J. GOUGH- comment on uncertainty, lost business and BP.]
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