This program is about 1 hour long
(New Orleans: Sanjay Gupta) Earlier interview held with Representative Edward Markey about BP. [MARKEY - says BP has not responded to his letter; suggests BP should pay for a research study, but it does not want to know its liability, which is based on oil flow per day; notes people's lives are being affected.]
(No location given: Drew Griffin) The health problems for cleanup workers in the oil spill in Alaska from the Exxon Valdez featured; details given about the NIOSH investigation & the implications for Gulf cleanup workers for inhalation exposure. [Alaska cleanup worker Roy DALTHORP- says no one every checked up on us & he is going blind because he was poisoned.] [Alaska attorney Dennis MESTAS- says client Gary Stubblefield got very sick.] [Environmental activist Dr. Riki OTT - says BP is forcing the fishermen into work.] The lack of monitoring or followup in Alaska discussed.
(New Orleans: Sanjay Gupta) Earlier interview held with BP medical unit leader Dr. Kevin O'Shea about the health effects from the cleanup. [O'SHEA - says we do not have a good explanation for the illnesses we are seeing; explains the system for looking at long-term health studies.]
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The BP operation to drill relief wells into the leaking pipe examined; diagrams of the relief wells shown to illustrate the process to cut off the oil flow. What would happen if the relief wells do not work discussed.
(Studio: Joe Johns) An earthquake in southern California; the impact of the heat wave in the Northeast; the collision of a tourist boat & a barge in Philadelphia; a review of the "climategate" controversy & the soccer predictions by that psychic octopus reported; scenes shown from the Delaware River & of the octopus.
(New Orleans: Randi Kaye) The case of the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer in Los Angeles reviewed; photos shown of the mostly black women victims & of arrested suspect Lonnie Franklin. [LAPD Det. Dennis KILCOYNE- calls him a monster.] [LAPD Capt. Kevin McCLURE- announces the arrest of the "Grim Sleeper."] [Alicia Alexander's father Porter ALEXANDER- reacts.]
(New Orleans: Sanjay Gupta) Live discussion held with criminologist Casey Jordan & Black Coalition Fights Back Margaret Prescod about this south Los Angeles murder case. [JORDAN - says the 14-year-gap for Franklin's murders is rare; talks about the commonalities of the victims & how some cases get low priority from the police.] [PRESCOD - criticizes the problems with the investigations.]
(Studio: Joe Johns) A followup on the resignation of the BP CEO of the Alaska pipeline; the stock market report; a fan's fall at a Texas Rangers baseball game reported. The survival of a fall discussed.