This program is about 1 hour long
(Louisiana: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's James Carville & historian Douglas Brinkley about the oil spill & BP; inset photos of oily birds shown. [CARVILLE - says BP has little credibility & will have to fight to get the skeptical people's confidence; states we will see more dead birds & more oil.] [BRINKLEY - says this is not the time for BP's image makeover--it is about saving the wetlands; criticizes BP CEO Tony Hayward; comments on the images of the birds.]
(Louisiana: Anderson Cooper) What President Obama said about the oil spill on "Larry King Live" introduced. [OBAMA - says he is furious about the entire situation because an entire region's way of life is threatened; states his job is to solve this problem & it is about the people in the Gulf.]
(Louisiana: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion continued with CNN's James Carville & historian Douglas Brinkley about the oil spill & BP; inset photos of oily birds shown. [CARVILLE - says Obama should use the power he has to hold people accountable & protect people; comments on Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen eating dinner with BP CEO Tony Hayward.] [BRINKLEY - says this is an environmental catastrophe caused by a reckless foreign country on American soil.]
(Grand Isle: Anderson Cooper) The birds smothered in oil featured; scenes shown of the pelicans on Grand Isle, Louisiana. [Shrimper Dean BLANCHARD- comments on the shrimp business.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) President Obama's meeting with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer about the state's new immigration law; the arrest of Joran van der Sloot in connection with the death of a woman in Peru; the death of actress Rue McClanahan; Maytag's recall of dishwashers & how baseball pitcher Armando Galarraga was robbed of a perfect game by umpire Jim Joyce's call reported.
(Louisiana: Anderson Cooper, Kyra Phllips) CNN's exclusive access to the oil rig command center, the complications of lowering the top cap onto the oil pipe & the number of entities involved in the operation discussed; underwater footage of the live BP feed shown. [At the command center, Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN - explains the operation.]
(Louisiana: Gary Tuchman) The operation to clean the oil-soaked birds of the Louisiana marshlands featured; scenes shown from the bird sanctuary & of the live feed of the underwater operation to cap the oil leak; details given about what the oil does to the birds & how the birds will be relocated & freed after cleaning. [International Bird Rescue Research Center director Jay HOLCOMB- comments on the work with birds.]
(Louisiana: Anderson Cooper, Gary Tuchman) The bird cleaning operation & Anderson's birthday discussed.
(Louisiana: Anderson Cooper, Kyra Phillips) The situation at the command center where the oil leak operation is being carried out & the fume smell of the oil in the Gulf discussed.