This program is 29 minutes long
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The magnitude of the oil spill featured; details given about the government’s confirmation of underwater oil plumes; diagrams shown. [NOAA administrator Jane LUBCHENCO- says there is oil in the water column.] [NOAA chief science advisor Steven MURAWSKI- says all of the oil is going to have ecological consequences.] [President OBAMA – says we talk to these folks so he knows whose ass to kick; criticizes BP CEO Tony Hayward.] [Oysterman Mitch JURISICH- comments on the loss of a culture.]
(Orange Beach, Alabama: Mark Potter) Alabama’s efforts to keep the oil from coming ashore featured; scenes shown of cleanup crews picking up tar ball and of booms, skimmer ships and oil in the water off Orange Beach. [Orange Beach Mayor Tony KENNON- calls for BP to fix it.] [Coast Guard Adm. Robert PAPP- says any oil that gets ashore is a setback.]
(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Kerry Sanders) The impact of the oil on wildlife featured; scenes shown of crosses on Grand Isle mourning the sea life and dead turtles, including a rare Kemp’s Ridley soaked in oil. [Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Johnny WILSON, Mandy TUMLIN- comment on the turtles.]
(Studio: Robert Bazell) The findings of a study on the link of painkillers, including ibuprofen, naproxen and Celebrex, to heart attack risk examined; details recalled about the Vioxx recall. [Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Jerry AVORN- says naproxen is safer than ibuprofen.] [Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Elliott ANTMAN- offers advice.] Statement from the makers of Advil quoted.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The shooting at the bridge connecting El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico reviewed; scenes shown from the site where suspects began throwing rocks at border patrol agents attempting to stop a human smuggling operation.
(Gaza City: Tom Aspell) The poverty and despair in Gaza featured; scenes shown of children scrabbling for pebbles to make cement, buildings destroyed in the 2009 offensive and groceries and animals being smuggled through a tunnel from Egypt; details given of the impact on Palestinian children. [U.N. Relief Works Agency Christopher GUNNESS- notes there is deep poverty tripling in the last year.] [DOCTOR – notes there is no space for premature babies.] [Gaza mental health community director Dr. Ahmed Abu TAWAHEENA- comments on violent and aggressive behavior among students.]