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Tonight we’re Keeping Them Honest on the oil leak in the Gulf. After weeks of telling us no thanks, BP today agreed to make its managing director, Bob Dudley, available to answer Anderson’s questions. You’ll hear what he has to say about why BP is sticking to what many experts call an unreasonably low estimate of the size of the oil leak; why it took BP 23 days to release a 30-second video clip of the oil plume spewing from the blown-out well; and whether he thinks it’s important to allow Americans access to a live video feed of the leak. You can decide for yourself what to believe.
Also tonight, actor and activist Sean Penn joins us with the latest in his fight to save Haiti. He testified before the Senate Finance Committee today, urging lawmakers to act quickly to get more aid to Haiti before the hurricane season begins. The relief organization that he heads up is working around the clock to help Haiti’s earthquake victims. He’ll report on the latest from the frontlines.
We’ll also dig deeper on a bizarre legal case that’s raising thorny questions about free speech on the Internet. A Minnesota man is charged with two counts of aiding suicide. Here’s the surprising part: The people he allegedly assisted lived in Britain and Canada and the accused man never met them face-to-face. Authorities say the former nurse advised them online, giving advice on how to kill themselves and even entering into suicide pacts with them. His alleged crimes were uncovered by an amateur internet sleuth – a 65-year-old woman who lives in Britain. Can a person be convicted of assisted suicide if they weren’t with the person when they died? And when, if ever, does deadly advice cross the line of protected free speech? We’ll look at all of these issues.
We’ll also bring you more of the pilot study on kids and race that was conducted on our behalf by a team of renowned child psychologists. The children they tested were painfully honest about how they see skin color in 2010. What they said may change everything you thought you knew about racial bias, where it begins, and the role parents play in shaping it.
See you at 10 p.m. eastern.
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