This program is 29 minutes long
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The significance of pressure levels in the test examined; underwater video shown; details given about the relief wells. [Voice of BP vice president Kent WELLS - comments on the test & long-term containment options.] [Former oil industry executive Bob CAVNAR- assesses the test process.] The timetable for the relief wells discussed.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(Mobile, Alabama: Mark Potter) The deep economic & environmental impact of the oil spill examined; aerial video from a Coast Guard flight over the Gulf & scenes of the Alabama & Pensacola Beach beaches shown. [Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. David HUNTER- recounts seeing the oil from the air.] [Vacationers Patty HICKS, Escambia County commissioners Grover ROBINSON, Gene VALENTINO- comment on the oil problem.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) The Coast Guard decision the skimmer "A Whale" is too big to use now noted.
(New York: Rehema Ellis) The hot weather reviewed; scenes shown from Atlantic City, Phoenix, southern California, New York City. [Three PEOPLE, at the California beach, NBC's Kristin WELKER, The Weather Channel Todd SANTOS- talk about the hot conditions.]
(Bar Harbor: Mike Viqueira) The vacation in Bar Harbor, Maine, for President Obama & family featured; scenes shown of outdoor activities; details given of criticism about Obama not going to the Gulf. [Local RESIDENT - reacts.] [On the Gulf, First Lady Michelle OBAMA - speaks.] [Brookings Inst. Darrell WEST- talks about the interest in presidential vacations.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) The topics on "Meet the Press" noted.
(California state prison, Lancaster: Miguel Almaguer) The issue of early release of prisoners in the state of California examined; details given about the prison reduction plan designed to save millions of dollars. [California rehabilitation center Matthew MARTEL- talks about overcrowding.] [California department of corrections & rehabilitation Matthew CATE- talks about the bonus for release prisoners.] [Inmate Kevin OLIPHANT, Crime Victims United Nina SALARNO-ASHFORD, Los Angeles Police Protection League Paul WEBER- offer views on early release.]
(New Orleans: Michelle Kosinski) The economic impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on families & their pets examined; scenes shown from a shelter in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. [Mrs. GONZALEZ, shelter WORKER, shelter director Beth BREWSTER- comment on the dogs.]
(London: Tazeen Ahmad) The freeze on Britain's Queen Elizabeth's palace budget examined; details given about some of the royal costs & cutbacks. [Royal commentator Dickie ARBITER, "News of the World" editor Robert JOBSON- comment.]