As government officials prepare for the possible landfall of Hurricane Earl along the East Coast, Jim Lehrer speaks with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate about the storm.
A man who made his money in the construction crane business is now leading and funding a small operation to clean up the Gulf Coast and assist with other disasters around the world. Spencer Michel reports from Buras, Louisiana.
The oil has stopped gushing from the BP's damaged Gulf of Mexico well -- at least for now -- but the damages are apparent along the beaches and marshlands. However, little oil can be seen on the water. Jim Lehrer…
As the remnants of Hurricane Alex dissipated over Mexico, a bigger influx of crude from the churning waves washed onto Gulf shores. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports from Alabama, where beaches and nearby businesses now sit nearly empty.
As part of continuing coverage of the oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, Spencer Michels reports on how one Louisiana parish is coping with the oil spill and the growing threat to its oyster industry.
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