This program is about 1 hour long
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser & St. Bernard's Parish president Craig Tafarro about the media restrictions & the oil cleanup. [NUNGESSER- says we need equipment, not rules; wonders where the skimmers are; notes we are fighting now against the Coast Guard.] [TAFARRO - reacts to the new rule that could shut down recreation fishing; comments on what happened with Hurricane Alex & the oil by the islands.]
(In the marshlands: Randi Kaye) The impact of the storm on the oil spill area in the Gulf of Mexico featured; scenes shown from the barrier islands where oil is killing the fish & mangroves. [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL - shows the oil in the wetlands; notes the long-term impact of the oil; states there is no urgency in Washington: it is a month since meeting with the president.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper, Randi Kaye) Concerns about more hurricanes moving the oil discussed.
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) The use of chemical dispersants against the oil spill reviewed; details given about problems.
(New Orleans: Ed Lavandera) The question of whether BP has cut back on the use of dispersants as ordered by the EPA examined; dispersant use statistics cited. [EPA OFFICIAL, Gulf Restoration Network Aaron VILES- express concern about the long-run impact of dispersant use.] [Representative Edward MARKEY - comments on the dispersant use issue.]
(Washington: Joe Johns) The reopening of a sex abuse case involving former Vice President Al Gore in Portland, Oregon, four years ago reviewed; "National Enquirer" front page picture of massage therapist Molly Haggerty shown; details given about what she says happened at Gore's hotel room in 2006 & how he demanded sexual favors, what the police said on June 23, 2010, about the case, why the police are reopening it & Gore's denials.
(Studio: Joe Johns) A videotape of a terrorist attack in Pakistan; the denial of bail for two of the Russian spies; a settlement by the state of California for kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard & House approval extending long-term job benefits reported.
(Gulf Shores, Alabama: Anderson Cooper) Today's exclusive CNN interview with Buffett presented; scenes shown from the beach. [BUFFETT - recounts his life on the Gulf coast; says he gets angry at people in the "extraction" business; notes you have to keep BP's feet to the fire; gives his view on oil: our addiction to it; notes his concert got canceled by the hurricane, so he played at his sister's place.]
(Gulf Shores, Alabama: Anderson Cooper) Today's exclusive interview with singer Jimmy Buffett presented; scenes shown from the beach. [BUFFETT - says the tar balls are depressing as hell; jokes he knows liars when he hears them: that BP was lying in the beginning; talks/jokes about the timing of opening his hotel in Pensacola, Florida & about his interjections into his song lyrics.]