BP Disaster

CBC NEWS – Power & Politics with Evan Solomon

June 7, 2010

I am on Canadian Broadcast Corp.’s version of the PBS NewsHour – Power & Politics with Evan Solomon. The segment was taped on Pensacola Beach this afternoon. It’s under Featured Videos on http://www.cbc.ca/politics/. [at 1:29:00 mark]

Here’s an outline of the questions I was asked:
-mood in Florida with how BP has been handling this crisis?
-the stealth media campaign, how BP is dealing with local media
-your reaction to the ad campaign
-a sense of how badly public trust in BP where you are has deteriorated (or been shattered) over the last few weeks.

And here is the response from the show’s producer of my interview:
“…you were awesome, thank you so much for coming on the show. A program like ours can get very caught up with what “power brokers” are doing, so it’s pretty great to have some perspective like yours. I hope we can have you back.”

People don’t understand that I only know one way to attack an issue —head on.

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  • Lyle June 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Evan Solomon would easily win the Liberal leader post . But Canada would then loose a great reporter.
    Justin Trudeau would do good to ask John Chretien to ,” pass him the Puck “.

  • val March 4, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    It is time that the government greatly reduces funding for CBC. It is a waste of Tax Payer Money. I have had enough, listening to a hord of Schmucks discussing $5.00 dollars worth of Letterheaded stationary, sent in a clerical error, as if it is the end of the World. How much did CBC pay for all that programming for the last 3-4 days ? 250,000.00 two hundred and fifty thousand and more !!!! It is Time to cut staff of CBC ” Top Down ” Enough of all this waste in TaxPayer Money !!!

  • Michelle Rushing June 8, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Sorry, Brad. I don’t see this as Rick bragging.

    I’m happy that Rick is so passionate about holding BP’s feet to the fire and how he has gotten the Panhandle on international media’s radar.

    I don’t see anyone from the PNJ being asked to appear on MSNBC, CNN or CBC.

    I’m proud that our community has someone with Rick’s tenacity to not let this go although I’m sure that BP is cursing his name and wishing he wasn’t such a bulldog.

    Keep up the great work, Rick and we’re proud of what you and your small staff have accomplished!

  • Brad Worthington June 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    I see how this entire oil spill is playing out for you. It’s all about Rick. Next thing we’ll hear is you’re shopping a reality show for CurrentTV — Keeping Up with Rick Knows Best.