This program is about 1 hour long
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) The government halt of the berm project featured; scenes shown of a partially built berm near the Chandelour islands; details given about the battle between state & federal officials. [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL- comments on the berm operation & the sense of urgency.] [Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER- comments.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live phone interview held with Nungesser. [NUNGESSER - comments on being shut down by a "lady" who singlehandedly stopped the project; states the president better address the problems since we are getting the runaround & need to protect our wetlands; explains how upset he is about the battle over the dredge.]
(Pensacola: David Mattingly) The oil in Florida featured; scenes shown from the oil-soiled beach of tar balls & cleanup crews in the distance.
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Recent interview held with Michael Hastings, who wrote the "Rolling Stone" article about McChrystal; inset photos of McChrystal shown. [HASTINGS - says now we can discuss the Afghan policy the US is pursuing; outlines the reaction to his article, the rules of engagement in Afghanistan put in place by McChrystal & the style of Gen. Petraeus.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen & Peter Bergen about President Obama's decision to fire US commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal & replace him with US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus. [GERGEN - praises Petraeus, who is a great choice as general in the field; agrees the war has not being going well recently.] [BERGEN - explains why the "Rolling Stone" article got so much attention: the different views of the military & the White House; comments on the state of the war in Afghanistan.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The return to the US of Gary Faulkner, who pursued Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden; the complaints from Joran van der Sloot that he was tricked into confessing to the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru; a judge's dismissal of the Viacom lawsuit against Google & the long Wimbledon tennis match between John Isner & Nicolas Mahut reported. [in exclusive interview, FAULKNER - explains why he went there.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The warning from BP worker Marc Kovac about troubles with BP operations in Alaska featured; details given about the 2006 pipeline spill in Alaska; photos of corroded pipes shown. [KOVAC - says a catastrophe is likely to happen in Alaska because of risks BP takes with equipment; states the systems are not updated.] [BP Alaska spokesman Steve RINEHART- defends the anti-corrosion program; says safety is that important & we are upgrading systems.]
(Louisiana bayou: Gary Tuchman) The views of the kids on the Gulf coast of the oil spill featured; scenes shown of a group of kids in Louisiana. [Youngsters Isabel TORRES, Abby LORRAINE, Madalyn CROCATT, Jaren ESPONGE, Ty JOHNSON, Jane RHYMES, Connor BLAND, Alex DUBOIS, Bryan PITRE, Morgan RHYMES- talk about their feeling about the oil spill & what it means for them & their parents.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper, Gary Tuchman) The confusion among the kids discussed.