This program is 29 minutes long
(Venice, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The impact of the impending storm on operations at the spill site featured; scenes of boom being hauled away at Mexico Beach, Florida, underwater video, and map of the closed and reopened fishing areas shown. [Federal on-scene coordinator R/Adm. Paul ZUKUNFT- talks about the boom.] [Voice of national incident commander Adm. Thad ALLEN – says it is in the best interest to leave the well capped.] [BP COO Doug SUTTLES- notes the decrease in oil to be skimmed at the leak site.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(North Miami Beach: Jim Cantore) The forecast for this storm presented; maps shown.
(Studio: Brian Williams) White House announcement that President Obama and his family will vacation on the Florida Gulf coast next month noted.
(White House: Chuck Todd) President Obama’s apology to former Agriculture Department worker Shirley Sherrod, who was fired after a misleading video was released, featured; details given about her new job offer. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS - says he expressed his apologies.] [SHERROD – comments on the president’s call.] Obama shown signing a law extending unemployment benefits.
(Phoenix: Lee Cowan) The Justice Department’s lawsuit aimed at blocking Arizona’s immigration law featured; scenes shown of protests outside the federal courthouse in Phoenix. [PROTESTOR – comments.] [Arizona State University College of Law Catherine Gage O’GRADY- says this whole lawsuit is about power.] [State representative John KAVANAGH- criticizes the federal government for not enforcing the law.] [Illegal immigrant’s wife Bobbie MAYS- calls for making it easier for the good people to stay.]
(Gulf of Mexico: Kerry Sanders) A look under the waters of the Gulf of Mexico to check for oil from the BP spill presented; scenes shown from on board the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute submersible off the coast of St. Petersburg, Florida; map shown of the loop current. [Chief submarine pilot Don LIBERATORE- says we have seen no visual signs of the oil.] [Marine biologist Shirley POMPONI- comments on collecting samples so they can legally defend what they’ve done.]
(Franklin, Louisiana: Michelle Kosinski) Help for the laid-off AmeriPure workers from NBC News viewers featured. [Laid off Latoya WILSON, Brenda WILLIAMS – react. [Co-owner Pat FAHEY- reads a letter from viewer Dan Gladding.] [GLADDING – comments on sending his overtime pay.] [Save on Seafood Co. Gib MIGLIANO- comments on his gift of frozen fish.]