On this episode of Need to Know, in our continuing coverage of the Gulf oil spill, we turn our attention to the company behind the disaster, BP, through a conversation with Abrahm Lustgarten from ProPublica about the company’s shaky safety and compliance record.
Also, the story of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy killed in the West Bank city of Jenin by Israeli soldiers. Rather than seeking vengeance, the boy’s parents turned their sorrow into a gift of hope for six Israelis by consenting to donate Ahmed’s organs.
Need to Know explores the recent historic Supreme Court decision that teenagers who have not committed murder cannot receive a sentence of life without parole, with first-hand accounts from one of the plaintiffs, a lawyer who took his case all the way to the Supreme Court, and former juvenile offender who transformed his life after spending nearly nine years in adult prison.
Plus: An interview with Charlaine Harris, author of the books on which the hit HBO show “True Blood,” is based.