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Gulf Oil Spill Explored on National Geographic and CNN Cable TV

May 26, 2010 Christine Nyholm
Gulf Oil Spill - NGTV
Gulf Oil Spill - NGTV
The BP oil spill is an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that is being explored on National Geographic Channel and CNN Anderson Cooper.
National Geographic Channel on cable television is airing a special about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that occurred at the end of April, 2010. Gulf Oil Spillwill debut on NGC on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET. In addition to the National Geographic special, CNN's Anderson Cooper is broadcasting live from the Gulf of Mexico on CNN cable television news network.

Gulf Oil Spill on National Geographic Channel

Gulf Oil Spill on National Geographic Channel is a special that will feature never before seen video, which was shot by salvage crews as they battled their way to the burning oil rig, the Deepwater Horizon. The oil rig explosion killed 11 of the 126 men on board. According to CNN News the bodies of the deceased have not been recovered.
The oil spill in the Gulf covers 4,000 square feet of ocean surface, which is over ten times the size of New York City. The spill is the fourth to occur in the Gulf of Mexico in the past 50 years. If the Macondo well continues to leak, the Gulf oil spill may exceed the Exxon Valdez, which spilled 10.8 million gallons of oil, according to National Geographic Channel.

Oil Spill an Environmental Disaster

The oil rig explosion sent oil towards the coastlines of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
It's one of America's biggest environmental disasters and the largest oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico since 1979. Now, as experts scramble to stop the oil leak, NGC will reveal what happened to the Deepwater Horizon as a blowout tore it apart, killing 11 of the 126 men on board, sending oil toward the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
The oil slice has been an environmental disaster in a region that relies on the fishing industry and tourism. The Gulf of Mexico in a habitat for wildlife, including species of rare birds, fish, shellfish and sea turtles.

President Obama and British Petroleum

President Obama has declared that British Petroleum is responsible for the expense of the cleanup, which experts predict will cost billions of dollars. CNN's Anderson Cooper announced, on May 26, 2010, that a CNN poll has found that half of the country is not satisfied with the way that Obama is handling the disaster. Anderson Cooper interviewed officials in the region that express frustration at the apparent lack of progress by British Petroleum and by the U.S. Government in plugging the oil leak and by the lack of clean up efforts.

BP Oil Spill Coverage on Cable TV

National Geographic Channel is debuting the special Gulf Oil Spill on May 27, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET. CNN is providing on the scenes coverage of the oil spill and the after effects of the disaster.

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