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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Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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  1. David, Indiana

    An insightful panel discussion about bias in the media and in society and discussion with some of the parents of the kids in the study. I think bias is accidental as Soledad says, but I find myself working through things I hear or read that seem to have assumptions. Viewers readers are often in the position of processing what comes through the media

    From seeing video of children's responses to the questions, it seems they have various reasons for their answers to the study questions. How is that accounted for in the study?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  2. Nancy in Oregon

    lisal, there are people who love to watch train wrecks, violence, torture, etc. In fact, too many of them, in my view! (Look at TV programming and film!!)

    May 19, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  3. Emily

    @Casey Jones
    "This suicide story is like a fiction thriller."
    For sure...

    May 19, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  4. Bonnie

    Although knowing the exact amount of oil spewing from the broken rig in the gulf will eventually be important, our only focus at the moment should be on devising a plan to control the leak and working with BP to ensure the leak is fixed as soon as possible. Then we can focus on blame, environmental damage, and numbers. We already know it's bad, and the exact measure of oil leaking into the gulf every day should not be our focus at this time.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  5. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Great show! ❀¸.•*✶.*✮♥ Good Night Friends!❀¸.•*✶.*✮♥ ℓσ√є❣ and Peace~

    May 19, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  6. andersoncnn

    Gerard... in belfast, thanks for joining us.. i love belfast. Havent been back in a few years, but it's a wonderful city!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  7. Soledad Gomez

    It probably gave him some strange sense of empowerment.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  8. Diane Berube Canada

    victim impact statement's at least

    May 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  9. Karoline, Los Angeles

    @ Emily-I'm with you on that!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  10. Emily

    I love that "Dramatic Cat" video!
    when it comes to animals, that one is for sure near the top...

    May 19, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  11. Shanen

    Sadly, BP's Atlantis Rig, 150 miles off New Orleans shore was reported two months prior to the Gulf's spill (by a whistle blower back in 2009) as not having the appropriate tests, reports, safety measures in place. We could have forgone this if the government agency, MMS, had shut down all BP's operations until/unless they became compliant with those standards.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  12. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    AWWWW a little sloth! They are so adorable! Love those animal shots! Thanks guys and gals! xo

    May 19, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  13. Karoline, Los Angeles

    OK-sloth alert. I must DVR for family member.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  14. lisal -canada

    that suicide story is so strange. interesting, but strange.

    isn't what that guy did sort of remind you of someone who calls a dog onto the middle of a freeway during rush-hour traffic? not really 'illegal', but really really wrong.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  15. Miranda Fountain Valley CA

    reserved tonight by watching your opinions which have been great by the way... to me the man who used suggestion for suicide is a coward...

    May 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  16. Emily

    This person was a registered nurse!
    If it's illegal to scream "fire" in a crowded theater, than there must be something here..."free speech" in not absolute! (i.e., screaming fire..)

    May 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  17. Kelly - Harrisburg, PA

    So it's like the good samaritan law? Not helping a hurt person?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  18. Bonnie

    The study done about race with the grade school children is a revelation in this "modern thinking" world. Kudos to those who conducted the research and compiled the results. Let's hope that we can learn from it!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  19. carla

    because he was a nurse showld violate something so that he can go to jail for manslaughter

    May 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  20. jerry

    BP needs to be made an example of.
    But they will get a pat on the bum and sent back out to get more oil.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  21. Sophia Garcia

    Baloney! That's a crime...They should call that premeditated murder and make it stick.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  22. Kirk Hill

    Hello Anderson:

    Thanks for the coverage!

    I bet the BP execs. call him Bob and weave.

    I bet the viewers call him Dud.

    We shoukd know in several more minutes.

    Going to watch the full interview now.

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

    This story about the "suicide nurse " is sad. This guy has crossed the line as far as morals go,, but probably hasn't broke any laws.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  24. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    This story about the nurse mimic ing a female is very, very disturbing on so many levels.

    And hanging is NOT painless.

    I hope he gets Serious punishment. There has to be a way to punish him. He cannot walk away!

    Boy do our laws need to catch up to the electronic age!!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  25. Kaytee

    I also agree with Soledad – last night and tonight. If your child is never exposed to anyone of a different race, what is he supposed to think. If you make no advances to become friends with the black family in your neighborhood or the few at your school, then why would you expect your child to? If your circle of friends, or associates have no people of color, then you need to check yourself, because that is what you are passing along to your children! They are picking up on your self segragation and it becomes a bias.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  26. Courtney

    As someone who is suffering from severe depression, I find this unwatchable. The fact that someone would enjoy "chasing" people who are suicidal makes me want to through up.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  27. Sharon Hastings

    I am glad to see that the nurse's license was revoked. I cannot imagine what his motivation for doing this was. Just meanness? Mental illness? It met some need in him.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  28. Gretchen

    Anderson your show tonight is very interesting,love it.I had no idea that whites are the majority on welfare,wow.Also Sean Penn is a great person to continue the task and love of haiti,I'm so moved,and when I can I will continue to give.This nurse,yuk just plain evil.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  29. Monica M. Williams

    Thanks for the reminder Anderson about the BP interview.

    I tweeted and facebook my friends about the BP interview early this afternoon. I plan on watching the entire sit down at the top of the hour.

    Very informative show this evening.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  30. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Oh lord-the man has kids?!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  31. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    I don't trust just anyone in the interenet...this man is a SICKO! If somebody want to do themself in or suicide. THEY WILL DO IT!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  32. Emily

    I can't believe that he was actually a nurse at one time!

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

    Not exactly Florence Nightingale, is he?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  34. Karoline, Los Angeles

    I hope he gets two life sentences in prison, if not worse.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  35. Emily

    This is such an awful story by Randi Kaye..

    to think that this went on for years!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  36. Sophia Garcia

    Celia Blay shoulda become a detective...Awesome work!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  37. Smith in Oregon

    Wow that is a very sick and perverted man. I hope that evil man languishes in some UK prison for a long time.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  38. jerry

    The kids in this study need to be told that none or all of these is a valid answer. They seem pushed into picking one.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  39. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Talk about somebody who has control issues. That's what I read into this story–this guy revels in controlling people, to death.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  40. Kelly - Harrisburg, PA

    Anderson, please continue to put pressure on BP. I hope our gov't can hold them accountable.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  41. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    What an evil person – hopefully he can be put behind bars forever.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  42. Emily

    @David, Indiana,
    The full 16 min interview w/BP Managing Director Bob Dudley should be interesting....glad someone finally said something here with Anderson.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  43. Shanen

    Isn't ecocide, genocide and homicide illegal? How do BP executives commit all the above and not go to jail?

    May 19, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  44. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @"Starr, formerly known as vincent", "What is the "exlusion" that BP was granted?"

    On April 6, 2009 the Obama administration granted BP a "categorical exclusion" from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), an impact study and then lobbyed for an extension just 11 days prior to the explosion.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  45. Caroline

    Regarding the female nurse story; that parallels a really, really scary Alfred Hitchcock television storyline.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  46. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    This suicide story is like a fiction thriller.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  47. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Oh this story reaches new depths of horror.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  48. Kate - Canada

    Wow, that is incredibly disturbing these kids have been influenced so early to think like that.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  49. Mike

    It is the fault of white parents who educate their kids the negative way, by describing black race with all kinds of names. I lived in Germany for sometime and saw racism, and here there is no difference. I think is same Nazi ideology.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  50. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    What an amazing report by Randi Kaye! Unbelieveable!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
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