This program is about 1 hour long
(studio: Chad Myers) The current state of the oil operation at the well reviewed; diagrams of the old cap, the bent pieces, the new top, the closing of the valves to stop the oil & this current operating mechanism before the relief wells are done shown.
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser, Representative Ed Markey & historian Douglas Brinkley about the oil crisis; underwater video shown. [NUNGESSER - describes the reaction of the fishermen to the oil stoppage.] [MARKEY - says his concern is that this is early, so be cautious because of the pressure on the pipe.] [BRINKLEY - notes this is not the end game & BP has not paid out yet.]
(White House: Ed Henry) The reaction of President Obama to the developments in the Gulf reviewed; details given about what he has been told about whether the stoppage will hold & the heat on why the Obamas are not going to the Gulf coast for their vacation.
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser, Representative Ed Markey & historian Douglas Brinkley about the oil crisis; underwater video shown; details given about the role of Markey in getting the video feeds released. [NUNGESSER - worries about assets slowing while we need to keep working on the oil that is out there.] [MARKEY - says BP has still not responded to his June 23 letter asking for technical information.] [BRINKLEY - praises Markey's leadership; states we have to look at how to save the wetlands of Louisiana & the Mississippi River delta.] [NUNGESSER - says the berms are working, but we want to "arm" them to prevent erosion.]
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's James Carville about the oil crisis. [CARVILLE - quotes Churchill about this being the end of the beginning; worries the attention to the Gulf will drift away; outlines what the future battles will be: making the people right & the long-term cleanup.]
(Studio: Chad Myers) The question of where is all the oil that is still out there reviewed; maps shown. How the good weather has kept the oil from going further into the wetlands discussed.
(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) The sands berms being built by the state of Louisiana to protect the coast line noted. [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL - promotes the berms.] A photo of a berm that seems to be disappearing shown. [In earlier interview, Western Carolina University professor Robert YOUNG - explains why the berms won't block the oil; states "armoring" the berms would be an environmental disaster because it would change the dynamics of the coast; states the views of scientists on long-term plans for the region.]
(Studio: Joe Johns) Suicide bombings in southern Iran; the fine for Wall Street's Goldman Sachs for fraud; Senate passage of the financial reform bill & the death of World War II hero Vernon Baker, whose recognition was delayed due to racism, reported.
(New Orleans: Randi Kaye) The good news for the homeless pets abandoned due to the impact of the oil spill with some dogs being adopted reviewed; scenes shown of some of the dogs at the shelter. [Pet ADOPTER - shows the beagle she is taking home.]