Special report on oil spill airs on Raycom stations

(l-r) Jason Dennis, Janet Hall, Bob Howell and Liz Hurley anchor a special report on the Gulf oil spill (June 23, 2010, Raycom News Network video)
(l-r) Jason Dennis, Janet Hall, Bob Howell and Liz Hurley anchor a special report on the Gulf oil spill (June 23, 2010, Raycom News Network video)

GULF SHORES, AL (WBRC) - Raycom Media and several of its TV stations aired a special report Wednesday night on how the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is affecting the Alabama Gulf Coast.

"Coastal Crisis: Impact Alabama" aired Wednesday night on every Raycom TV station in Alabama, plus two other Raycom stations in Georgia.  It was also simulcast on more than 20 Raycom TV station websites.

The LIVE one-hour special from Gulf Shores focused on how the spill was affecting Alabama's tourism industry, overall economy and wildlife, as well as what was being done to protect and restore Alabama's pristine beaches. It featured interviews with experts as well as first-hand accounts from those coastal residents whose lives had been impacted by the spill. The show also featured a live interview with Alabama Governor Bob Riley to discuss the state and federal response to the disaster as well as his views on the future of the Alabama coastal region.

People watching the show on this web page also had the opportunity to participate in a live chat with local experts, including Dr. George Crozier, Executive Director of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and Bruce Stallsmith, professor of aquatic biology and fisheries biology at the University Of Alabama-Huntsville.

The special aired LIVE from Gulf Shores from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m CT on the following Raycom TV stations across Alabama and Georgia:

WAFF - Huntsville
WBRC - Birmingham
WSFA - Montgomery
WTVM - Columbus
WDFX - Dothan
WTOC - Savannah

The special also aired on Comcast Cable in the Mobile, Ala., area and on numerous Raycom News websites.

To see a replay of the special report, visit one of the following websites:

WAFF - www.waff.com
WBRC - www.myfoxal.com 
WSFA - www.wsfa.com
WTVM - www.wtvm.com

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