May 19th, 2010
09:47 PM ET

Keeping BP honest on Gulf oil leak: Join the live chat

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We have BP Managing Director Bob Dudley tonight and Anderson will be keeping him honest on the Gulf oil spill. Plus Sean Penn will talking about life in Haiti and testifying before the Senate today. And we'll investigate what influences children's perceptions of race.

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  1. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    I appreciate Sean Penn's efforts to tirelessly help the people of Haiti.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  2. Quentin

    BP should be held respondsible for the gulf leak. fines should be forthcoming.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  3. Sam

    The Congressional hearing today had a discussion on a list of dispersants and their ratings on toxicity and effectiveness and the differences are not "shades of grey" as the BP spokesman just suggested. Other dispersants on the list (made by companies BP doesn't own) are much less toxic and much more effective.
    The BP spin on ths spill is going from ridiculous to absurd.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  4. Konrad Wishardt

    This is a very sad company, obviously the person in the interview is hiding something, they do not care about the spill and they are not trying hard enough to stop it.
    1. Pump cement down the darn pipe to stop it up
    2. Siphon the oil that is floating into a tanker, similar to a vacuum cleaner. You cannot convince me that we are not capable of doing this.
    Finally, impose a massive fine on this so called company

    May 19, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  5. Karoline, Los Angeles

    That is a great way to say it-"The bureaucracy of aid is protecting people to death."

    May 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  6. Diane Berube Canada

    I hope they come out with more green alternatives for our transportation. If one is cutting corners why not the others?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  7. Shirley

    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that anyone living along or making their living from the Gulf is getting screwed!!! We have enough scientists and engineers in the United States to figure out how to close off that well, but Congress just holds meeting to find fault. That should tell us how to vote in the up coming elections. I think they are just about worthless. I am concerned that President Obama has not called them on this. He needs to have top level people who know how to solve problems DO IT!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  8. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Isabel, Emily, Starr, Megan, everyone.

    Where is the picture of the loop current from? Whre in the gulf?

    I read that the oil coming ashore in Louisiana got past booms, have those booms been reset?

    Do the estimates of independent experts take into account the gas to oil ratio (50 to 1 or is it more than that?)

    Is the feed going to the coast guard availbable to the press?

    Are there differences in the effectiveness of the dispersants?

    Great intvw and this section of indicates there are areas where there is there could be great improvement in spill response, spill monitoring and assessment, access of this info to the public and press, and guidelines for the use of dispersants.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  9. Arnold Santo Domingo, DR

    A birthday party or showing interest in solving the catastrophe you caused?

    mmmm such a hard decision!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  10. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    I am loving what Mr.Penn has been doing – I still remember the interview from him about 2 weeks ago during which he was still shook up!!!

    Thanks Sean for all you did for Haiti

    May 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  11. Kathryn - Plym Mtg PA

    @Suzi LeVeaux- How sad that your marshland will ultimately affect the entire ecosystem- Our entire world is being changed permanetly.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  12. Emily

    Did BP Managing Director Bob Dudley tell you approx. how much oil is in this "small city" down there?
    There sure is a lot 'leaking' out...and no sign of it slowing down.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  13. Mollie Alabama coast

    Thank you, Anderson, for lighting a fire under BP on live broadcast. Our Gulf coast deserves the truth! Keep it up!!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  14. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I know answering Anderson "Keeping Them Honest's" questions must be like riding a mechanical bull. You don't know when they are going to get thrown off. I am glued to the set about now!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  15. Karoline, Los Angeles

    RE: lack of urgency from BP representatives. The explosion happened on Apr. 20. Today is May 19th.

    I have heard it reported several places that it will take weeks or months to build a new well to tap into the gusher. Has BP started building that well yet?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  16. Daryn Bolland

    Hi Anderson. How much are BP paying daily to cover the cost of the oil that they are losing? what are they paying the fisheries in lose of revenue and insurance claims?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  17. Charles

    One question that I have not heard that should be asked.....

    What if it was American Petroleum off the coast of GB, what would be happening?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  18. Mike K (Ft. Lauderdale)

    I think the entire Executive Board of BP should get out of their comfortable offices and throw on a pair of coveralls and begin assisting PERSONALLY with the clean-up efforts. Additionally when this is all over (if), the American people should boycott BP fuels.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  19. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I would like to know more about the exclusion BP was granted last year and why.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  20. Drew

    When will BP ask for help? I'm not happy with the way BP is handing the oil spill. With oil found on the cost of Florida, How long will it take to reach the east cost? Why cant BP destroy the well?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  21. Satoshi

    BP should take more reaction to stop spilling oil.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  22. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Dr. Miller...What's your background and what else do you know? That's interesting...

    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  23. Michael

    That was the most effective piece of journalism I have seen from AC. Someone has finally been able to pin BP down on the key questions that they have been avoiding throughout this unprecedented catastrophe. Thanks, AC!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  24. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    I guess we should ask BP, what do you do differently around the world in all other countries as a compliance that you dont do here?

    I am sure they are more careful with different laws and standards as we go around the world...

    May 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  25. Ken Rempert

    Anderson, great job interviewing the BP managing director and forcing him to answer your question! I'm disgusted with this oil spill and have written my congressman to make BP liable for 100% of the clean up and restitution to all of the U.S. States impacted.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  26. kathleen

    I live in the southern part of Louisiana, my question is: Where are the senators from Louisiana? Why aren't they as vigilant about BP and the oil spill as Sen. Boxer is? Can you find that out for us Anderson!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  27. Marty-Charlotte

    Great interview Anderson – thank you for being so dogmatic with BP. It's time someone was and you did an excellent job of demanding answers. It was apparent that you had really done your homework. Keep it up – the American public is counting on you and others in the media. Keep BP honest – if that's possible.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  28. Lena Tirado

    Just from seeing the water quality from the bottle it shows they are lying about how much barrels are leaking out. That what was pure black. Its ashame that are animals and country is suffering like this and BP seems to have no remorse. I will definitely not buy gas or support BP in any way ever again. Im so disgusted

    May 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  29. elizabeth

    the oil leak makes me wont to cry.... dose no one really get the seriouseness of this...... and i know spelling is not very good but yea..... it makes me sick

    May 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  30. Sophia Garcia

    BP is all about the bottom line ~ Americans have to accept that straight answers and BP taking responsibility for the spill is not happening any time soon...Anything they do give up will have to be taken by force.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  31. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Does the U.S. Embassy have any representatives in Haiti to act as spokespersons? God bless Sean Penn for doing all this of his own free will, but we the taxpayers also pay people to help out in Haiti too.

    Do any of them want to be interviewed?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  32. Ron from PA

    Why should we rely on BP to provide us with measurements on the toxicity of the air quality above the ocean which the fisherman and others who are assisting with the cleanup are working in? The government should be monitoring and reporting on the air quality. This is a major error in the making.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  33. Stevan Grimes

    Did the depth of the drilling exceed permitted depths?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  34. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Could all this drilling for oil and pulling it out of the ground around the world have an effect on all the recent activity of volcanos and earthquakes?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  35. Smith in Oregon

    Some scattered reports have stated the heavy crude Oil spill has entered into the deep Gulf current cycle some 3,000 feet beneath the once pristine Gulf of Mexico which will push and pull those huge Oil plumes over to the Florida Keys and up the East Coast. Is there more verification on that?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  36. carla

    people are biased to color because that is what they are taught....

    May 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  37. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Shanen, thanks for the info on Corexit.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  38. Arnold

    Testing and being aware of the harmful effects of drilling doesn't make it okay to use them... in fact, it makes you more liable for the harm they cause!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  39. Suzi LeVeaux

    How does BP plan to restore life to my marshland...the nursery for the Gulf??

    May 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  40. Patricia

    Does he sleep at night knowing he and his company is responsible for the death of an entire ecosystem? How long will they commit to fixing the Gulf of Mexico....forever?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  41. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. It's great to be here with all of you tonight. Good job trying to keep the BP guest honest. In the Naples Florida paper this morning there is a story relating that 153 sea turtles have washed up on the beaches of southwest Florida thus far. They feel this is a direct result of the oil spill.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  42. Mark

    Does BP only use clean up techniques that they can get the oil back out of?And why make them pay,they are only going to transfer the cost of the clean up to consumers

    May 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  43. Cessy - Chicago

    360 staff: you guys ROCK! excellent research and reporting on this BP leak.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  44. Kathryn - Plym Mtg PA

    Anderson, you are doing a great interview. The BP person seems to be detached and not totally cognizant of the scope of your questions.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  45. Karoline, Los Angeles

    HI all,

    Great questions in this interview. The lack of urgency from all representatives of BP is not encouraging.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  46. Martina

    He is lying, must be a politician in making.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  47. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Nice interview Anderson!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  48. Shanen

    BP and Exxon are leaders for Corexit by Nalco. They profit, financially.
    This chemical was banned in the UK after workers cleaning up the Exxon Vladez spill died, many thousand sick as well.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  49. Sue R. Canton Mi.

    So far ,,, Good questions.. Hope Mr Dudley doesn't keep beating around the bush when it comes to answering them.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  50. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    I want to know if BP is going to get a loss on TAX DAY?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
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