This program is 29 minutes long
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The race against time to contain the oil featured; details given of the White House response; scenes shown of crews with boom in Venice, Louisiana and the burning oil. [NOAA’s Charlie HENRY- comments on the spread of the oil.] [Louisiana Bucket Brigade Anne ROLFES- states you can count on the oil industry to underestimate a problem.] [President OBAMA - says his administration will use every available resource.] [BP senior external affairs manager Marti POWERS- says no one has had to fight a leak 5000 feet down.] [University of Texas Greg McCORMACK- comments on the difficulty of building a relief well.] The cost to BP of the cleanup cited.
(Studio: Brian Williams) The Louisiana shrimpers’ lawsuit against BP noted.
(Port Sulphur, Louisiana: Mark Potter) The threat to the livelihoods of coastal residents featured; scenes shown from Port Sulphur, Louisiana. [Black Velvet Restaurant owner Byron MARINOVICH- says this could affect our lifestyle for years to come.] [Fisherman Walter BARTHELEMY, oysterman Kuzma TESVICH- worry.]
(Studio: Robert Bazell) The FDA’s approval of Provenge for treating prostate cancer featured; study results and cost cited; details given about how the treatment is customized for each patient. [Duke University Medical Center Dr. Andrew ARMSTRONG- says it complements existing therapies.] [Clinical trial participant Lynn VENDER- says it’s a success.] The high cost of this drug and the ethical dilemma over who gets it discussed.
(Phoenix: George Lewis) The uproar over Arizona’s new immigration law featured; scenes shown of a protest at Wrigley Field in Chicago, where the Arizona Diamondbacks were playing baseball.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The finding that former Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld’s salary was larger than he claimed in a 2008 investigation featured; scenes shown of Representative Harry Waxman questioning Fuld. [Former Lehman lawyer Oliver BUDDE- explains what he found out about Fuld’s pay.]
(Atlantic Ocean: Ann Curry) Congressional approval of the Navy’s decision to allow women to serve on submarines examined; scenes shown from on board the USS Maryland nuclear sub; details given about the social challenge. [Navy R/Adm. Barry BRUNER- says it’s the right thing to do for the Navy.] [Submariner Jonathan SEABORG- comments on the bond among the men.] [Submariner Lt. Jeremy SMELTZ- says it will be a significant change to our way of life.] [SUBMARINER – says a woman could do his job.]
(Los Angeles: Lee Cowan) The video game award offered by scouting groups featured; details given of the requirements for earning the badge. [Den leader Brian WINKELMAN, Cub Scouts Dylan MARSHALL, “Camping Life” editor Stuart BOURBON- react.] [Cub Scout Daniel BUDOFF- says it’s not like a piece of cake.]