This program is about 1 hour long
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Earlier exclusive interview held with survivors of the oil rig explosion, [Survivor Matt JACOBS- comments on the fire.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser & historian Douglas Brinkley about BP & the spill. [NUNGESSER - says BP exec Bob Dudley actually touched the oily water & wrote a check for the berms we need to keep the oil out of the marshes; backs the legislation to lift the 75 million dollar cap; recounts vacuuming up the oil with a truck.] [BRINKLEY - says Obama is hitting his stride; notes BP is doing some symbolic & important things.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser & historian Douglas Brinkley about BP & the spill; inset video of the underwater spill shown. [NUNGESSER - says there were no skimmers around on the water & we have asked for more wildlife workers to pick up the birds; comments on BP's response to claims from fishermen.] [BRINKLEY - says the president is now making it clear that the government is in charge over BP, a company that has lied & has a disastrous safety record; backs the moves by the administration for getting ready to go after BP.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Studio:L Tom Foreman) Scientific evidence about the plumes of oil beneath the water's surface reviewed & the unresearched health problems with the oil cloud discussed; diagrams shown.
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) How AC360 has tried to get anyone from BP on the program reviewed; scenes shown of Cooper asking BP to come on over & over on past nights.
(In the Gulf: Anderson Cooper) The account from actor Edward James Olmos about what is happening with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico presented; scenes shown from on the Gulf. [OLMOS - shows the oil slick in the water; says hundreds would bring out their boats for nuthin'; offers his view on BP; suggests President Obama should bring the White House here.]
(Destin, Florida: Randi Kaye) The defense of Florida's beaches from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico featured; scenes shown from Destin, Florida, of the coastal dune lakes & miles of booms designed to trap the oil; details given about the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. [Tourist Development Council director Dawn MOLITERNO, Destin city manager Greg KISELA- comment on BP's view & the situation here in Florida.] Destin's plans to cope with the oil & the impact of the spill on Florida tourism discussed.
(Studio: Tom Foreman) Images of a natural gas pipeline explosion in Texas; a deadly day in Afghanistan for US/NATO troops; the retirement of White House reporter Helen Thomas following her comments on Israel; surveillance video of murder suspect Joran van der Sloot & problems for Apple CEO Steve Jobs while displaying the new iPhone reported; scenes shown of the gas fire.
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Tomorrow's stories from the BP explosion survivors previewed.