June 30, 2010
"America Speaks to BP" Live in a PBS NewsHour, YouTube and Google Collaboration
Bob Dudley, President and CEO of BP's Gulf Coast Restoration Organization will answer questions from American citizens submimtted via YouTube - Thursday, July 1, 2010
PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez will join Bob Dudley, President and CEO of BP's Gulf Coast Restoration Organization at BP's Houston headquarters for an hour-long interview tomorrow, Thursday, July 1, 2010. In a unique collaboration with YouTube and Google, viewers from across the country will submit questions directly to Dudley using Google Moderator. The interview marks the first time BP has taken questions directly from the nation since BP's Deep Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010 spewing millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and onto the Gulf Coast.
The interview will stream live at 3:30 pm ET (2:30 pm CT) on the PBS NewsHour website and YouTube in a special web cast called "America Speaks to BP."
Packaged excerpts of the interview will be broadcast later that evening on the PBS NewsHour (check local listings.)
Viewers are encouraged to pose questions on a variety of topics, including: BP Accountability, Relief Well Status, Clean-up Plan, Gulf Region Recovery, Government Role, Environmental Impact, Future of BP, Future of Offshore Drilling. Viewers will vote on questions and the top vote getters will have their question posed directly to Bob Dudley.
Already, the conversation about the oil spill on the web has been lively. Earlier this month, thousands of viewers submitted ideas on how to clean up the oil spill on YouTube, several of which aired during the PBS NewsHour. As more and more Americans are searching on Google and watching PBS NewsHour's coverage of the oil spill, we want to help you connect directly with the recovery process.
Contact: Anne Bell 703-998-2175.