This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser, historian Douglas Brinkley & Representative Edward Markey about the situation in the Gulf of Mexico after the oil spill. [NUNGESSER - says we still don't know who is in charge.] [MARKEY - talks about BP's agreement that is not being honored in a timely fashion while Hayward gets paid.] [BRINKLEY - SAYS BP has to pay the claimants or the Justice Department has to go after BP.]
(Alaska: Drew Griffin) Questions about the security of the trans-Alaska pipeline run by Alyeska that is partially owned by BP examined; scenes shown from remote Alaska of the pipeline & the unmanned pump station that failed. [Alaska state legislature David GUTTENBERG@- worries about the pipeline management & BP's attitude.] [Representative Bart STUPAK - says the pipeline is being poorly maintained.] [Alyeska Pipeline Services Co. vice president Mike JOYNOR@- defends industry standards.] [Oil & gas consultant Richard FINEBERG@- offers criticism.] Cost-cutting measures for the oil pipeline discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with historian Douglas Brinkley about the Alaska pipeline. [BRINKLEY - says the Alaska pipeline is in a state of despair & the infrastructure needs to be checked & BP has not done any maintenance so the federal government needs to check out BP; notes a big spill in 2006.] [GRIFFIN - explains how close they were allowed to get to the pump house.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with RedState.com Erick Erickson & Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson about racism, bias & Fox. [DYSON - talks about the realities of Fox coverage of minorities; explains the definition of racism & how it is embedded in society.] [ERICKSON - says we cannot have an honest conversation about racism in this country because it is about policy differences; states people are hacked off by the growth of government.] [DYSON, ERICKSON - bicker over the racism issue.]
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The arrest of the man suspected of killing four people in Panama; Senate investigation into whether the release of the Pan Am bomber was linked to a BP oil deal in Libya; the coming closing arguments in the trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich & stock market report reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Peter Bergen & former CIA officer Bob Baer about the "secret" documents. [BERGEN - says the new news in the documents is about the Taliban have heat-seeking missiles & the rest of the documents are not relevant; states this is not the Pentagon Papers with top-secret information.] [BAER - says the documents reveal how little we know about the Taliban & information is being fabricated.]