Nat Geo to broadcast "Gulf Oil Spill" on May 27
In one of America’s biggest environmental disasters and the largest oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico since 1979, the BP Mississippi Canyon spill continues to enflame public and political sentiment.
Now, as experts scramble to stop the oil leak, National Geographic Channel will air a documentary on what happened to the Deepwater Horizon as a blowout blew it apart, killing 11 of the 126 men on board, sending oil gushing toward the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
The special contains never-before-seen video shot by salvage crews as they battled to move close to the burning rig.
Nat Geo will broadcast a one hour special entitled “Gulf Oil Spill” Thursday, May 27 at 9 pm on the National Geographic Channel.