This program is 29 minutes long
(Capitol: Sharyl Attkisson) BP CEO Tony Hayward’s appearance at a Congressional hearing reviewed; details given about oil and gas industry donations to committee members, including Representative Joe Barton; scenes shown of a protest by a shrimper. [BARTON - apologizes to Hayward.] [Representative Steve SCALISE- shows a picture of an oily pelican.] [HAYWARD - gives vague answers.] [Representatives Henry WAXMAN, Peter WELCH, Mike DOYLE, Diana DeGETTE, Cliff STEARNS- question, criticize Hayward.] Barton’s apology for his apology noted.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Grand Isle, Louisiana: Don Teague) The reaction of Grand Isle, Louisiana residents and business owners to Hayward's testimony and the response to the spill featured; details given of the anger at BP and the federal government, which shut down vacuum boats; scenes shown of barges meant to keep oil out of Barataria Bay. [Bridge Side Marina OWNER, seafood wholesaler Dean BLANCHARD– comment on Hayward.] [Governor Bobby JINDAL- states we cannot afford a delay.] Viewer question about the safety of shellfish discussed.
(Studio: Katie Couric) Viewer question about what the plans are if there is a hurricane noted.
(San Francisco: John Blackstone) The impact of a hurricane on the response to the spill examined; details given of concern about oil being pushed inland by storm surge and a similar spill in 1979, when a storm dispersed the oil. [UC Berkeley professor Robert BEA- says this is going to make a disaster movie look like a rehearsal.] [UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Kristen CORBOSIERO- says oil does not get into rainfall.] [AccuWeather meteorologist Joe BASTARDI- notes a hurricane may dilute the oil.]
(Studio: Katie Couric; Washington: Bob Orr) Viewer question about efforts to prevent terrorists from bombing offshore rigs and security around key infrastructure discussed.
(Washington: Lara Logan) Operation Pacific Rim, in which the top tier of the largest Colombia drug trafficking organization in history were arrested, featured; scenes shown of US and Colombian law enforcement officers, cash discovered at the port of Buenaventura, Colombia, suspects including Don Claudio and Don Lucho, a semi-submersible boat; map shown of the super cartel’s smuggling routes. [In shadow, OFFICER – says it’s not big, it’s huge.] [Ambassador William BROWNFIELD- comments on the amount of cash found.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The scheduled firing squad execution in Utah of murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner featured; scenes shown from the courtroom and the execution chamber; animation shown; details recalled about the 1977 execution of Gary Gilmore. [Victim’s daughter Tami STEWART- speaks against Gardner.] [Fordham University law professor Deborah DENNO- explains why one rifle will have blanks.] [GARDNER – comments.]
(Washington: Katie Couric) Washington, DC’s Thurgood Marshall Academy, where 100 percent of the graduates go to college, featured; details given about the tough love approach and the effort to help the students stay in college. [Graduates De’Sean SUAREZ, Drew JOHNSON- worry about going to college.] [Alumni coordinator Emma LEVINE- notes the responsibility to keep in contact with the kids.] [Founder Josh KERN- comments on the school’s emergency fund.] [Morehouse College graduate Justin WILLIAMS- comments on the support.]