This program is about 1 hour long
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Earlier exclusive interview held with survivors of the oil rig explosion, [Survivor Daniel BARRON- says if you raise safety concerns you get fired.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) The extent of the oil leakage examined; underwater images of the leak shown. [In interview, voice of University of California At Santa Barbara researcher Ira LEIFER- says we need scientific measurement of the oil flow; wonders why BP is avoiding accurate data.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Representative Edward Markey about the oil spill & BP. [MARKEY - says he demanded BP release the high-resolution video; notes BP keeps denying information about the size of the spill from experts; outlines the BP strategy to minimize liability.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper, Tom Foreman) A model to illustrate the size of the oil pipe & blowout preventer shown & discussed.
(In the marshes: Anderson Cooper) The fate of the wildlife in the oil-spilled Gulf of Mexico featured; scenes shown from the waters off the marshlands & of oil-soaked birds. [US Fish & Wildlife Service Ron BRITTON- comments on the wildlife situation with birds getting into the oil; explains what happens to birds in the oil; outlines the system to rescue the oily birds.] The questions of the bureaucracy in the bird rescue noted.
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The key runoff elections reviewed; votes cited from: the South Carolina Republican governor primary; the Arkansas Senate race between Blanche Lincoln & Bill Halter; the three-way Nevada Senate race; the two races in California.
(Studio: Gary Tuchman) The confession from Joran van der Sloot to the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru; GM's recall of vehicles with a windshield wiper glitch; a scare at the Reagan airport with a vintage plane crash reported; plane video shown
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Statements from spokesmen from BP & Transocean defending safety reviewed