This program is 29 minutes long
(Buras, Louisiana: Matt Gutman) A tense day about the bubbles seeping from the well featured; bubbles & robots at work & virtual view shown; details given about whether the well would have to be reopened thus releasing oil into the Gulf. [Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN - worries about methane gas.] [LSU's Christopher D'ELIA- asks what is natural & what is not.] Allen's blistering letter to BP about the leak quoted. [Florida State University oceanographer Ian MacDONALD- states there is a nagging doubt.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Maps of the size of the oil spill on Day 58 versus Day 91 shown.
(Miami: Jeffrey Kofman) The question of where is the oil that has spilled examined; statistics cited, various map shown; details given about the status of the loop current. [On Fox on Sunday, Plaquemines Parish president Billy NUNGESSER - says we are making progress.] [Coordinator Coast Guard R/Adm. Paul ZUKUNFT- comments.] [Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation John LOPEZ- comments on the ecologic impact.]
(White House: Jonathan Karl) The political battles over the ending of long-term unemployment benefits featured; details given of the issue of pay as you go & about why the Senate will likely approve the measure. [Unemployed lawyer Marilyn GREEN- asks for help.] [President OBAMA - blames the partisan minority.] [Senators Harry REID, Mitch McCONNELL - bicker.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS- calls this an economic emergency.]
(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The story of a soldier's mother who recognized her son in ABC footage of a battle in Afghanistan after which he died presented; war video & family photo shown. [Stephan Mace's mother Vanessa ADELSON- says she knew the hands were her son's.] [ABC News reporter Karen RUSSO- says the mom recognized her son.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The deployment of Adelson's youngest son to Afghanistan noted.
(New York: Sharyn Alfonsi) The visit of menacing sharks, sting rays & jellyfish this summer featured; scenes shown from inside an aquarium pool of sting rays & of sea creatures at the beach; examples cited of the impact of hearty jellyfish. [SURFER - talks shark.] [Biologist Liz HAAN- talks about jellyfish reproduction.]
(Asheville, North Carolina: Dan Harris) A new battle in North Carolina in the culture wars over the Pledge of Allegiance examined; atheists' & evangelists' billboards shown; details given about the history of the pledge written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy. [North Carolina Secular Society Jennifer LOVEJOY - states her view about "under God" in the pledge.] [Trinity Baptist Church Pastor Ralph SEXTON - responds.]
(New York: John Berman) The retirement by Baskin Robbins of five ice cream flavors featured; old video & photos of ice cream shown; details given about other flavors for other countries.