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June 17th, 2010
09:30 PM ET

The Teaser

"The Teaser” is a preview of the guests we have lined up for the next day – so you know when to tune in (and when to set your alarm!). Guests and times are always subject to change.

6:40AM Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO, Humane Society of the U.S., on his trip to the Gulf Coast and the impact of the oil spill on wildlife.

7:40AM Dean Blanchard, Pres of Dean Blanchard Seafood, Inc., on his reaction to the oil spill hearings on Capitol Hill.

8:05AM Candy Crowley, CNN Chief Political Correspondent & Host, State of the Union, on the latest political headlines.

8:10AM David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, OSHA, on the health and safety of the oil spill clean-up workers.

8:30AM Daniel Radcliff, Actor and star of the Harry Potter films, on the new Harry Potter theme park in Orlando Florida.

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  1. Carrie James

    Why have Wayne Pacelle there? So he can fleece the public for more donations? H$U$ and the facts about funds for Hurricane Katrina says it all about them! They do not use people's donations as they imply in those heart wrenching commercials they subject people and their children to. Leave the Gulf to the experts, not the factory fund raisers!

    June 19, 2010 at 8:25 am |
  2. Tom-Vermillion, Ohio

    Rarely do I make a bold 'bad-news' prediction. Hopefully, I do not have adequate AND correct information in front of me. What is really scary, BP has given up on efforts to 'kill the well', with the 'bottom kill' their last hope. This is to be attempted sometime in August with upwards towards 60,000 Barrels/Day gushing into the water column. If I understand this 'bottom kill' method using the 'relief wells', it will NOT work! Somehow, 'heavy drill' and/or blockage material must be injected at the absolute bottom of the well. Assuming, the old 'drill pipe' is still in place, maybe it can be used to accomplish this all important effort. Please find out the following:

    1. Is the drill pipe used during the drilling of the well still in place and extending to the bottom of the well?
    2. If it is, then, is the broken/sheared/bent end accessible or is it somehow jammed/stuck/etc. in the BOP?
    3. If it is not jammed/stuck, can it be somehow grabbed?
    4. If it can be grabbed and lifted, can the damaged section of drill pipe be removed and then then replaced with new drill pipe extending to the ocean surface?
    5. If this is physically possible to do, the drill pipe could be used to inject appropriate material directly at the bottom of the well.
    6. Can a drill pipe with no 'drill bit' attached, be inserted parallel and along side of the old drill pipe all the way to the bottom of the well?
    7. This parallel pipe could be used to inject materials as well for bottom-kill attemps.

    The summary question is, why can't this be attempted?


    June 18, 2010 at 8:10 am |
  3. Bill

    Please tell me why there no one reporting that the US Senate can not pass extended unemployment insurance benefit. The US
    will see millions on the street. You will see bread lines in two weeks.

    Thank you,
    St. Louis Missouri

    June 18, 2010 at 8:03 am |
  4. Tom

    What is BPs plan to cap the two new holes when they blow out because they are rushing the drilling of them just like the first rushed well? Will they then drill four new holes?

    June 18, 2010 at 8:01 am |
  5. Joan

    It's all and well and good to take BP to the woodshed, but it would be more helpful if we started examining the policies that got us into this in the first place. Washington leaders need to think about our energy policy and make the tough decisions after careful, thoughtful analysis. It's time to focus on the root cause of the problem – our dependence on oil. And, what about the role of government in all of this – the MMI clearly wasn't doing their job. We don't seem to be placing much blame on them.

    June 18, 2010 at 7:43 am |