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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / Tropical Storm Bonnie #976644

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 23, 2010
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Tropical Storm Bonnie’s approach toward the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico noted; weather map shown.

(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) Bonnie’s threat to the oil spill operations featured; scenes shown of barges with boom and equipment, BP’s floating hotels and fishing boats on the move and of the hearing in Louisiana on the rig explosion. [National incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN – recounts his experience with Hurricane Katrina.] [Coast Guard commander Claudia GELZER†, BP branch director Fred LEMOND†- comment on preparations.] [Transocean worker Mike WILLIAMS†- explains why the rig’s alarm was not working.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Dulac, Louisiana: Michelle Kosinski) The high anxiety for Louisiana residents dealing with the storm on top of the oil featured. [Shrimper Lynette GONZALES‡- says she’s afraid of the oil coming up here.] [MAN – comments on the rising water.] [MAN, WOMAN – comment.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Naples, Florida: Jim Cantore) The forecast for this storm presented; maps shown.

Holt, Lester;
Thompson, Anne;
Kosinski, Michelle;
Cantore, Jim

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