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Oil in the Gulf

While the slick is just making landfall in the Gulf, Big Oil's influence in the region has been spreading for decades. Tulane law professor Oliver Houck talks with Need To Know about how politics, economics and culture are intertwined with the industry. We also see the spill's effects on the ground as out-of-work fishermen look for some way to make money.
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Less noise. More news. PBS's new TV and Web newsmagazine gives you what you need to know — along with a healthy dose of insight, perspective, and wit. Need to Know cuts through the noise of nonstop news to bring you the most compelling stories of the week and of our times, every Friday night and all week long on the Web.
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