(CNN) – President Obama plans to visit the Gulf Coast again next week. It will be his fourth visit here since the Deepwater Horizon explosion in April. Today, the Gulf oil disaster takes on a deeply personal tone when the president meets with the families of those who died. Our Suzanne Malveaux talks to the family of a worker whose son was born after he died in the oil rig explosion.
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Program note: On "AC360°," survivors of the BP oil rig explosion talk to Anderson Cooper about their 11 "fallen brothers." Watch "AC360°" live from the Gulf at 10 p.m. ET Thursday.
(CNN) – When oil first started pouring into the Gulf, all the systems designed to stop that from ever happening failed completely. 52 days later and it's the worst oil spill in American history. So is this disaster a fluke or are there others just waiting to happen? Our Allan Chernoff has the report.
(CNN) – BP COO Doug Suttles has been one of the corporate faces of the Gulf oil disaster. Making the media rounds several times a week, he has been on the receiving end of some very tough questions about what BP did and is doing.
At the moment, Doug Suttles is not exactly the most popular man in America. In an exclusive interview aboard the rig drilling the first relief well, our John Roberts asked Suttles some tough questions about the hatred for BP and the constant criticism he and the company faces.
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(CNN) – We have seen the pictures from the ocean floor of the underwater volcano of oil erupting for 52 days now. But you may not know what's going on at the surface to stop this leak. It is incredible, unprecedented, very risky – and it has to work.
Our John Roberts saw the effort with his own eyes yesterday when he went out to ground zero, 40 miles off shore, with the man in charge of this effort, BP Chief Operating Officer for Exploration and Production Doug Suttles.
An army of oil workers, many who live along the coast they're working to save, are trying to hit something smaller than a basketball hoop five miles down and on the first shot. It's the closest BP has allowed anyone to get to their operations to kill the well. It's something only seen on American Morning.
(CNN) – Some experts are now predicting that the Gulf oil spill will do more long-term damage to New Orleans' economy than Hurricane Katrina. Oysters are not only big business, but a way of life in the Big Easy. And today, a 134-year-old oyster house is preparing to shuck what may be its last batch of oysters because of the spill. Al Sunseri is the president and general manager of P&J Oysters and he joined us on Thursday's American Morning.