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April 20th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Gulf Oil Disaster, One Year Later: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, Anderson talks with three men, survivors of the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig. One year later, they're now fighting to put their lives back together. Fighting physical injury. Fighting PTSD. Fighting their employer, who promised to make things right. Their story tonight, keeping them honest. Plus, tragedy in Libya. Two photojournalists killed in Misrata.

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. Nina

    All the wildlife dying from the dispersants probably more than the oil

    April 20, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  2. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Casey Jones – Palm Springs, CA
    I really want to know more about the kid (and his family especially) who committed these crimes. At what point are we going to hold the parents responsible?

    There are 2 things to do..... Parents also hold their responsible and pay for fine as well, Unfortunely, They also are not held their accoutable as well.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  3. Merl, Ohio

    Oil on beaches still, dead dolphins still today? BP not responsible?

    April 20, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  4. Janis

    There was a progression of events occuring before Tyler took his life? If that's the case and it just wasn't a one-time, bad-judgement issue, then that makes it very different. Sad situation all around.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  5. Merl, Ohio

    @ Casey Jones, The Tyler Clementi story...

    Very well said.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  6. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Nina
    It is tragic what BP has done and what they are getting away with... Ugh

    Yes! It is!!!!!!!!! Agree with you.

    MaryBeth
    So glad this roomate is facing charges!!!

    Me too.... Roomate will take guilty for jail time in the future. I agree, Marybeth.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  7. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    I really want to know more about the kid (and his family especially) who committed these crimes. At what point are we going to hold the parents responsible?

    April 20, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  8. Merl, Ohio

    @ MaryBeth, ...yes they do!...

    Thank you MaryBeth.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  9. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    The Tyler Clementi story breaks my heart. You can draw a line directly to the insecurity of the kids, who bully others because of their insecurity, and the insecurity of their parents including the simple lack of appropriate parenting.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  10. MaryBeth

    @Brian, yes they do! If this disaster hadn't have happened, they would be fine! The 20 billion is set aside to help those companies affected by the loss in the wildlife that is their way of life.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  11. Janis

    Another life will be lost to bullying if the boy is prosecuted. I'm not sure how I feel about this one. It's like nobody is right and nobody is wrong. A life is gone and another life will be ruined. What do you do? Is it society's problem or just this boy's? What do you do?

    April 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  12. MaryBeth

    So glad this roomate is facing charges!!!

    April 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  13. Brian

    Merl,
    you missed one. Locals beg for a peice of the 20 billion, of which they deserve none!

    April 20, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  14. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Janis
    Megan – It's popped up all over the news again so I imagine all the flaws in the system will be very apparent after a full year of heartache for the Gulf residents. How much more can they take after reading the sad and frustrating stories on the blog last night?

    I agree...... It is so frustrating for us see that so devastation right now, Janis.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  15. andy

    How come the other gentleman who was also killed to day was not talked about?

    April 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  16. Nina

    Megan
    That is possible BP also their responsible what they have damage to others and around gulf. I agree.

    It is tragic what BP has done and what they are getting away with... Ugh

    April 20, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  17. Merl, Ohio

    BP sues Transocean today for $40 billion
    Feinberg receives $20 billion for claims distribution
    Feinberg hands out $4 billion to date
    Feinberg gives himself a raise for over $1 million a MONTH, until everything is settled, estimated 10-12 years.
    Now we know why BP is suing for $40 billion!

    April 20, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  18. Janis

    I hope French and Italian advisors can help get the Opposition Army organized and more effective. They are still full of heart but short on war expertise and equipment. Patience is crucial here. Libya has lost alot of good people for their cause.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  19. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Nina
    I hope Megan that make BP responsible

    Nina,
    Yes, That is possible BP also their responsible what they have damage to others and around gulf. I agree.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
  20. MaryBeth

    @David Madison, I agree! Did you know they charge 10 cents more if you use your credit/debit card at the pump? Do they really need to do that? Gas is already too expensive.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
  21. Janis

    @Nina, Merl and Megan – It's popped up all over the news again so I imagine all the flaws in the system will be very apparent after a full year of heartache for the Gulf residents. How much more can they take after reading the sad and frustrating stories on the blog last night?

    April 20, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  22. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I can remember that Obama made comments last year, I think..... Marybeth.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  23. Merl, Ohio

    Soledad, thank you for setting aside a moment in time for these lost jounalists, from the Horizon disaster anniversary. My heart goes out for the 11 lost then also. Thank you.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  24. Kenya

    Their bravery and fine journalism was not in vain. They'll be remembered.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  25. Brian

    Fienberg is doing his job. Limiting payouts to those that really deserve nothing. Be grateful for what ever handout you got. Newsflash, fishing and tourism business have RISK! They are not entitiled to the ocean or anything in it and have to go get jobs like anyone else who gets laid off.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  26. David Madison

    American's should ban BP's products and services until they put their money where their mouth is! I don't know about anyone else but I am tired of getting "mouth service" from corporate giants as they line their pockets from our hard earned money. Where's the accountability???

    April 20, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  27. Janis

    I'm so sorry for the loss of the two journalists in Misrata. Their lives looked very well lived for such short ones. Condolences to their families, friends and co-workers.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  28. Merl, Ohio

    @ Nina, @ Janis, Oil lobby in Washington is very powerful.

    I fully agree.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  29. Nina

    Merl
    I am also confused about how BP can do this too

    April 20, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  30. Nina

    @ Janis
    The oil lobby in Washington is very powerful.
    You are correct... and worry about that too

    April 20, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  31. Merl, Ohio

    I can't understand where BP can sue Transocean for $4o billion when BP only gave $20 billion to Feinberg for claim distribution and cleanup of the gulf. And Feinberg only gives out $4 billion. Is that including Feinberg's payment too ? Of over a million a month, Feinberg?

    April 20, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  32. MaryBeth

    @Megan, has Obama said he'll make comments about the Gulf?

    April 20, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  33. Janis

    The oil lobby in Washington is very powerful. I don't think the cap on oil spill liability payments by these companies has been increased by Congress. I thought that was going to happen with the Gulf spill. Is the Congresswoman from Lousiana going after them or with them? I wonder.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  34. Nina

    I hope Megan that make BP responsible

    April 20, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    We'll have to see what President Obama has planned to help the Gulf out today.

    Janis,
    Yes, He will have plan help people in Gulf area, I hope he will made promised help, too.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  36. Merl, Ohio

    President Obama appointed Feinberg to handle claims and said he would not abandon the people of the Gulf.

    Thad Allen was appointed by President Obama.
    Thad Allen for three months of the spill said they had to find ways of stopping this.

    Ixtoc 1 June 3, 1979, Gulf
    Horizon April 20, 2010, Gulf
    Both uncannily similar.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  37. Janis

    I heard the original gulf spill BP CEO, Hayward, is eligible for a near 1 million dollar pension for the rest of his lifetime from BP. Good reward for a job not well done.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  38. Nina

    @ Merl
    I agree, and now BP is suing Transocean for BPs disaster.

    I think that is shameful and PB needs to take the responsibility

    April 20, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  39. MaryBeth

    No one will ever say they were wrong. BP and big corporations like it will never live what they preach.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  40. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    @ Megan, ...photojounalists...

    Prayers are all we have. Thank you

    Merl,
    Welcome, It is so hard for us to believe 2 people were great job coverage in Libya.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  41. Vicki Trejbal

    I think we are all shocked and in sorrow over the death of your very great photojournalists. They took many risks for our benefit.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  42. Nina

    my heart goes out to the families of those killed by BP's explosion

    April 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  43. Janis

    Good evening, Soledad, AC360 team and fellow bloggers.
    One year and no legislation to help with oil spill. We'll have to see what President Obama has planned to help the Gulf out today.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  44. MaryBeth

    Those poor journalists. Our hearts go out to their families.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  45. Merl, Ohio

    @ Megan, ...photojounalists...

    Prayers are all we have. Thank you.

    @ Nina, Gulf ecosystem...

    I agree, and now BP is suing Transocean for BPs disaster.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  46. MaryBeth

    Good evening everyone. Glad AC & Co are keeping after the oil disaster.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  47. Nina

    Good evening everyone

    So sad about the Gulf ecosystem from BP

    April 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  48. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes Merl!
    We are shocked news this morning, Our hearts goes out to Two photojournalists's families killed in Misrata, We care about to keep safe our journalists the borders. Anderson and I thoughts and prayers with them.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  49. Merl, Ohio

    Hello Soledad, Anderson, Team 360 and all bloggers.

    Our hearts go out to the jounalists that lost their lives today in Libya. And also to their families.

    Thank you for reporting on the Gulf oil spill anniversary.

    April 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  50. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Soledad (Anderson), Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Chi, Jana, Karyn, Lily, Merl, Marybeth, others and my friend Facebook/Twitter Bloggers!!!!
    Happy Wednesday night!

    April 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
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