This program is about 1 hour long
(New Orleans: Randi Kaye) A snag with BP's operation to seal the leaky oil well with two relief wells introduced.
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The "static kill" operation to seal the oil while the relief wells are coming closer reviewed; diagrams shown.
(New Orleans: Randi Kaye) Live discussion held with Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser about BP's operations & plans to scale back. [Incoming BP CEO Bob DUDLEY- speaks about scaling back & commitment.] [NUNGESSER - says oil is still all over so BP's flight over the coastal area was rehearsed & assets start leaving; comments on the new compensation plan; criticizes BP.]
(Phoenix: Gary Tuchman) A look from the front lines of the immigration battle in Arizona presented; scenes shown of raids by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arapaio's deputies. [In interview, Joe ARAPAIO- criticizes the protesters; states he serves the people who live here; outlines his role in fighting crime, arresting violators of the law & finding illegals.] [SUSPECT - says he was pulled over due to racism.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) July 28 interview introduced.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Interview held with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arapaio about the court ruling state law. [ARAPAIO- says we will stop & arrest illegal immigrants under local programs in which we turn them over to ICE; states local police will not racial profile; outlines criteria for stopping those who may be illegal.]
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The background that led to the firestorm over Arizona's new strict immigration law reviewed; map shown; details given about the link to 9/11, secure borders, politics & crime.
(Nogales, Arizona: Gary Tuchman) The border fence featured; scenes shown from the US-Mexico border; details given about how people get under, over & through the fence or cross elsewhere. [Pinal County Sheriff Paul BABEU, Representative Paul GRIJALVA- offer views on the border fence.] The effectiveness of the fence in keeping drug & people smugglers out of urban areas discussed.
(Pima County, Arizona: Soledad O'Brien) The police training tape on how the Arizona law should work examined; details given about the judge's ruling on questioning those stopped about their immigration status; scenes shown from a police patrol. [Sheriff's department Sgt. Bob KRYGIER- comments on procedure.] [Mexican American Legal Defense Fund Thomas SAENZ- talks about law, action & status.] [In interview, sheriff's department Sgt. Gilbert DOMINGUEZ- talks about aspects of the laws; explains the process.] How the sheriff's department deals with the immigration issue on a day-to-day basis & the frustration with the federal government discussed.
(California: Gary Tuchman) A look at immigrants & jobs American won't do presented; scenes shown from the California grape fields of Mexican laborers at work along with the reporter. [Labor contractor Santos MONTEMAYOR - says no Americans ever want this work.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Studio: Tom Foreman) US jobs & illegal immigrants examined; Labor Department statistics on jobs filled by illegals/immigrants cited.