This program is 29 minutes long
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) BP’s latest attempt to stop the leak featured; scenes shown of the saw cutting the pipe; computer model of the oil’s movement shown. [Coast Guard Adm. Thad ALLEN, BP CEO Tony HAYWARD – comment on the operation.]
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The anger directed at BP featured; remarks from Hayward quoted; details given about BP’s PR campaign. [Louisiana Governor Bobby JINDAL – criticizes BP and Hayward.] [Earlier, HAYWARD – says he wants his life back.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – comments on the victims.] [Crisis communications expert Eric DEZENHALL- says public relations is tertiary next to cleaning up this spill.] The drop in BP’s stock price cited.
(White House: Chuck Todd) Criticism of President Obama for his response to the spill featured; details given of his plan to travel back to the Gulf tomorrow. [On CNN’s "Larry King Live," OBAMA - states it is not about how angry he is.] [Former White House press secretary Dee Dee MYERS- says he has failed to create a sense he is emotionally invested.] [Former presidential advisor David GERGEN- says he has not yet been seen as in command.] [GIBBS – notes Obama will bring a bill for BP for expenses incurred.]
(Pensacola, Florida: Mark Potter) The impact of the spill on Florida’s Panhandle featured; details given of concerns about tourism and the environment. [Paradise Inn WORKER – comments on cancellations.] [Santa Rosa Island Authority Buck LEE- says the states and local government can do a better job.] [Pensacola resident Brian SPENCER- worries.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Grand Terre Island, Louisiana: Kerry Sanders) Jindal’s support for offshore drilling despite his anger over the spill featured; scenes shown of oily birds, a manmade berm, rescued birds being released. [JINDAL – says we shouldn’t have to choose between safe, domestic production of energy and safeguarding our way of life.]
(Istanbul: Jim Maceda) The firestorm over Israel’s raid on an aid flotilla bound for Gaza featured; scenes shown from Istanbul of funeral processions for activists, including American Furkan Dogan, killed by commandos, the homecoming of activists released by Israel, angry mourners. [WOMAN – comments.]
(Lima, Peru: Michelle Kosinski) The arrest in Chile of Joran van der Sloot in connection with the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru featured; scenes shown of van der Sloot with police; details recalled about van der Sloot’s link to the disappearance of American Natalee Holloway in Aruba 5 years ago.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The drilling of a relief well as a final solution to the leaking oil pipe in the Gulf of Mexico featured; diagrams shown of the 2 wells BP is drilling. [Texas A&M University Gene BECK- states there are sensors that can steer the well into the casing.] [Colorado School of Mines Craig VAN KIRK- notes improvements in the technology.] [Former Shell Oil president John HOFMEISTER- says you can’t rush drilling.]
(New York: Mike Taibbi) The bad call by umpire Jim Joyce that cost Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game featured; scenes/photos shown of their meeting today and from last night’s game. [Voice of JOYCE - admits he took a perfect game away.] [Voice of GALARRAGA – comments on Joyce.] [KID – says you learn from your mistake.] [MLB Network analyst Al LEITER- says there is technology that would be instantaneous.] [Baseball Hall of Fame curator Erik STROHL- says this story transcends baseball.] [WDIV-TV sports anchor Bernie SMILOVITZ- says compassion won out.]