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Coverage of oil spill intensifies as NBC plans hour-long 'Dateline' special

June 1, 2010 |  3:47 pm

More than a month after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig sent oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, media coverage of the disaster is only intensifying. The latest evidence of that came Tuesday, when NBC announced that "Dateline" will devote an hour Friday to the spill. The special report -- anchored by Ann Curry with reporting from Anne Thompson, Chris Hansen, Hoda Kotb, Josh Mankiewicz, Dennis Murphy and Kate Snow -- will reconstruct the handling of the disaster and examine the environmental effect of the spill.

Meanwhile, "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams is reporting live from the Louisiana Gulf Coast Tuesday and Wednesday.

-- Matea Gold


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