This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The new oil containment procedure examined & what could go wrong with the process discussed; diagrams shown.
(The Gulf: Sanjay Gupta) Live discussion held with CNN's Amber Lyon, who is a diver, & photojournalist Rich Brooks about new pictures of the oil disaster from underneath the Gulf surface. [LYON - explains seeing patches of oil & dispersants from under the water; talks about the absence of bait fish, but the presence of some sharks.] [BROOKS - talks about the technology of this underwater filming.]
(The Gulf: Sanjay Gupta) July 7 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.]
(New Orleans: Randi Kaye) The devastation in the Gulf examined; details given about the request for money from BP to treat emotional trauma; scenes shown from a group wellness session. [Louisiana department of health & hospitals secretary Alan LEVINE- says we need an answer.] [Fisherman's wife Rachel MORRIS, Yvonne LANDRY- describe their husbands' anger.] [St. Bernard Project co-founder Zach ROSENBERG - talks about the need.]
(Pass Christian, Mississippi: Randi Kaye) The oil dumping battle featured; scenes shown from Mississippi's Pecan Grove landfill where the cleanup up oil & stuff is buried; details given about the land fill contract with BP, the safety measures & EPA inspections of the operation; scenes shown from the landfill & the waste. [Harrison County, Mississippi, Connie ROCKCO- says we don't want it dumped in our landfill; worries about long-term effects of hazardous material.] [Waste Management Ken HALDIN- defends the landfill.]
(Studio: Tom Foreman) President Obama's administration's new Website about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reviewed; details given about the difficulties in finding some information that is not on the site or buried; Website & BP TV ad shown.
(Gulf Shores, Alabama: 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.]