This program is about 1 hour long
(New Orleans: Randi Kaye) The delay by the Army Corps of Engineers of the construction of a stone jetty barrier to keep the oil out examined. [Jefferson Parish councilman Chris ROBERTS- says the Corps closed for the weekend.] [At the office, Corps WATCHMAN - says no one is working.]
(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) earlier discussion held with Jefferson Parish councilman John Young & Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser about the stone barriers to trap the oil. [YOUNG - explains the role of the stone jetty that has been opposed by the Corps; says there is no sense of urgency while oil comes into Barataria Bay: that these are not normal times; calls for the federal government to execute.] [NUNGESSER- says we are being inundated by oil so let's come up with a solution; calls for them to get out there & pick up oil.]
(New Orleans: Randi Kaye) The movement of the oil from May 7 to July 5 reviewed; animated diagrams & maps & iReport oil photos & video from various coastal locations shown.
(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) Report introduced.
(Studio: Chad Myers) The weather patterns affecting the Gulf reviewed; weather maps shown.
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The impact of the failure of Congress to extend unemployment benefits to three millions people reviewed; map shown; details given of the political benefits to either party of the unemployment benefits fight. [Representative John LEWIS - says it is just plain wrong.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - speaks about the national debt: blames Democrats.]
(Studio: Joe Johns) The questions for an Oregon stepmother Terri Horman, whose stepson Kyron is missing, about whether she tried to have her husband killed; the exhumation in Iceland of the body of Bobby Fischer to determine parenthood of a Filipino boy; a deadly July stampede during a parade in Iowa; the freeing of one-time hot dog champion Takeru Kobayashi, who was barred from the Nathan's hot dog eating contest, reported.
(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) earlier discussion held with CNN's Peter Bergen & "Washington Post"'s Rajiv Chandrasekaran about the war now that Al Qaeda has abandoned the country. [BERGEN - outlines the strategy: preventing Taliban from reclaiming Afghanistan; explains what victory could look like in Afghanistan; comments on Al Qaeda & the numbers & the possibility of the drawdown in July. 2011.] [CHANDRASKARAN - says the US is involved in a counterinsurgency campaign whose goal is counterterrorism by setting up good government in a laborious effort; comments on the role of US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus in command of the war in Afghanistan.]
(Gulf Shores: Anderson Cooper) The big CNN interview held with singer Jimmy Buffett about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; scenes shown from the beach on Gulf Shores, Alabama. [BUFFETT - says people are overreacting to the situation on the Gulf coast; comments on the moratorium on oil drilling in the Gulf, his little energy projects; agrees a way of life is being threatened; talks about jobs in alternative energy areas, funding SWAT boats, how the coastal people survive.]