May 18th, 2010
03:26 PM ET

Must see AC360 video: Anderson on BP and the Gulf oil spill

Last night, Anderson devoted the first segment of his show to a close examination of the Gulf oil leak. In the first video, you'll see Anderson breaking down BP's assertion that they're making good progress on containing the oil leak. In the second video, hear from presidential historian Douglas Brinkley about how he thinks this newest claim that BP is containing 20% of the leak is "a PR stunt."

Keeping Them Honest: Who is Anderson talking about tonight?

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. p. Maldonado

    Please demand that independant contractors be allowed to go to the area and help out. BP is denying access to the area in an act of greed. This is a MAJOR disaster and not enought is been done. This oil spill will damage the gulf area for decades to come. PLEASE DO SOMETHING ! ! ! This well needs to be closed permanently ! No more oil drilling in our coast. We need to get away of oil and find alterante source of energy.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:48 am |
  2. Nolan brown

    The US goverment should be ashamed we should have used green energy 40 years ago. Time to stop oil gluttons and get busy with the proper way to take care of our home the earth. Nobody would drill in thier backyard if they live in the house well the world is our backyard.
    We live here lets take care of it we have the knowlage and the money the pay off is great too.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  3. Jim Wilson

    BP will not give us any information on the well thats gushing oil because if they did, They would not be able to lie to us anymore about the amount of oil thats gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:32 am |
  4. RM

    There should always be an emergency system in place especially for a HUGE corporation like BP and any PETRO or Chemical company. It is starting to look to me like BP is ignoring this situation as it will be CHEAPER to pay the fines.

    SAD for all of US that enjoy seafood and the beaches and clean water.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:26 am |
  5. Graham

    Why don't BP and other large oil companies set up a joint-venture lab that does nothing but research how to prevent and contain large oil and chemical spills? The truth and personal reputation would not matter if the resources and a plan were ready for immediate deployment.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:44 pm |
  6. Louisianaman

    I have not heard anything about this rig being in INTERNATIONAL WATERS..There may be a whole new set of rules if this is the case...LM

    May 18, 2010 at 11:41 pm |
  7. John

    I would like to hear from a knowledgable meteorologist concerning the implications of the BP oil spill. We know that moisture from the gulf, with the right weather conditions, produces rain throughout the eastern half of the United States. What can we expect? Could we be drenched with BP crude, not unlike the acid rain from coal fired power plants?

    May 18, 2010 at 9:43 pm |
  8. Nick

    I live in north Florida, and while for the moment it doesn't look like the oil will get to us, that could change at any time. I live and work in a city where the beach is how we make a living. If the beaches are ruined, this city will turn into a ghost town. I heard on the local news the Gulf Coast areas generated $100 billion a year... Think about how our economy will suffer without that, and without the beach, the people who rely on it or because of it for work will also suffer.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:44 pm |
  9. Ron

    This Oil spill/gusher is not only a tragic accident, but one that is criminal as well. I think someone should do some jail time over this mess. Will the Gulf Coast ever recover?

    May 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  10. Rallo from Missouri

    "B.S.(I mean) B.P. don't care about our Planet".

    May 18, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  11. sean

    why dont they just set off a explosive or something to close the pipe or cement it back up i dont see how its that hard to close a pipe they could put inflatable balloons inside and it will block it up

    May 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm |
  12. Bob

    How many gallons BP is able to capture and retain for themselves out of how many gallons guessed to be leaking is completely irrelevant. It's our planet., not just BP's. Plug the hole up, period, with or without BP's cooperation.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  13. George Fossett

    Why is our government allowing BP to do anything but plug the leak and leave town. BP is trying to buy time, trying to get closer to the releif drilling being finished. Then they are going to harvest more oil. Plain and simple, I can see it, you can see it and our government can see it. Its a 20 inch pipe. 20 inches, pump concrete in it and be done. The Army Corps of Engineers can do this, along with contractors, send BP the bill. Its far past time for the US to take control of this situation and solve the problem. BP is blowing smoke and we all know it. Come on USA, stand up for our own. I will never buy another BP product, ever.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  14. Mary

    During the school year I watch 360 @ 5:00 am so i didn't comment on the live blog. I was hoping that Anderson would stand up and I certainly was not disappointed. I agree with the thought that because they are so powerful they believe that they can do anything and there are no consequences. Never mind boycotting AZ, I wish we could boycott BP.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  15. Maria H-Miami


    I'm a Floridian. Why don't you go down to the Keys, film what it looks like now and then come back to film the Keys again after the oil spill has reached Florida.

    Maybe then someone in our government will listen to you and will get involved. At this point it looks to me like BP will walk away without taking true responsibility for the catastrophe they have caused.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
  16. Cindy

    It is quite ridiculous that BP thinks that it doesn't matter how much oil is spilling into the Gulf. Are they that dang crazy? I think you need to know how much that is so that you can come up with a proper plan to stop it.

    I understand fully why Cooper got all mad and feisty about this mess. Someone needs to and hold these people accountable. It doesn't seem like the government is doing much.


    May 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm |