This program is about 1 hour long
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser & WWL radio host Garland Robinette about the oil spill; inset video of the oil flow shown. [NUNGESSER- criticizes what BP has been saying; states we need a quicker response.] [ROBINETTE - agrees you cannot trust anything BP says; suggests Louisiana is not getting its share of the oil revenues.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with Representative Edward Markey about the hearings today. [MARKEY - says none of the oil companies have invested in 21st century technology to respond to a crisis & each company had the same response plan; states they admitted no company has the capacity to respond to a major crisis; reacts to the oil flow estimate numbers from BP: the Gulf has been victimized.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser & WWL radio host Garland Robinette about Obama's speech on the oil spill. [GERGEN  - says people have been expecting more action & we did not hear an action plan from Obama.] [NUNGESSER - says the oil is attacking our way of life & we are not getting anything accomplished with no sense of urgency.] [ROBINETTE - says this country is not ready for any catastrophe.] Other material: [In speech, OBAMA - speaks about the need to end American's addiction to fossil fuels; states now is the moment to embark on a national mission to seize control of our destiny.] [GERGEN - praises the president's view on the energy future; states the wonder is Obama should have spoken to the BP officials earlier: we need joint action on the coast & a command structure.] [NUNGESSER - says the parish has been working on wind farms & we want to save our wetlands; states the leadership should be getting things done.] [ROBINETTE - criticizes "these idiots"; speaks about alternative energy.]
(Washington: Joe Johns) A look at another BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that is called Atlantis presented; details given about how 90 percent of the rig plans are missing, internal e-mails about the missing documents & a statement from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar quoted. [Food & Water Watch Wenonah HAUTER- says there are millions of components in the Atlantis & safety documentation is missing.] A response from BP about the platform outlined.
(Studio: Joe Johns) The arrest in Pakistan of an American, Gary Faulkner, who came there to hunt down Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden; the investigation of Joran van der Sloot in the murder in Peru & about missing Natalee Holloway in Aruba; setbacks in requests to order the new Apple iPhone & the remains of the Jesus statue in Monroe, Ohio, that burned reported.
(Grand Isle & Queen Bess Island, Louisiana: Gary Tuchman) The controversy over rescuing the oiled birds of Louisiana featured; scenes shown of birds being rescued & cleaned up. [American Birding Assn. Drew WHEELAN- says volunteers should be used.] Statements from Humane Society president Wayne Pacelle & Louisiana department of wildlife & fisheries press secretary Bo Boehringer quoted. [Louisiana department of wildlife & fisheries Michael CARLOSS- says we are doing our best.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser about wildlife rescue. [NUNGESSER - says the problem is the contractors hired by BP; outlines his plan for local help.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) How New Orleans is alive & kickin' so tourists should come on down noted.
(Clearwater, Florida: David Mattingly) The Mineral Management Service that oversees offshore oil & gas drilling examined; scenes shown from hearings; details given of a report on the MMS & the interrelationship between the agency & the oil industry. [Representative Gene TAYLOR- raises questions.] [Former MMS director Lisa BIRNBAUM- responds.] [Sued BP after the Texas City explosion, attorney Brent COON- says Birnbaum failed; notes the MMS has a built-in conflict.] [Representative Darrell ISSA, Senator Ron WYDEN- say you can't trust MMS.]