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June 9th, 2010
09:42 PM ET

Adopt a Fisherman

While BP has given some money to fisherman who have lost their livelihood in the gulf, the full impact of this oil disaster may be years to come. One group has launched the "Adopt a Fisherman" program to help families. Grammy winning musician John Tesh spoke with Tony Harris on the program.

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  1. Carl

    Can you imagine what a laughing stock we are to the rest of the world over yet another disaster we can't handle or control. Thats what happens when you allow greed and corruption to take the place of Capitalism with integrity. We are a nation on a decline to oblivion. It can't be stopped unless you stop the hands that are packing their own pockets and offshore savings accounts. Even now Republicans want the TAXPAYERS to pay for this oil mess because their interests are not ours.

    June 10, 2010 at 7:09 am |
  2. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    This isnt like a Hurricane this is going to last for years your talking about a long term adoption its time for those kids to move on to find new jobs no ones going to eat from a dirty toilet .

    June 10, 2010 at 9:31 am |
  3. Margaret Gray

    I am just wondering were all the countries are that we always help and come to their rescue? Where are they now concerning our oil leak? We can't always be a hero to the world and then never get help in return??

    June 10, 2010 at 11:08 am |
  4. christa

    This has nothing to do with the fisherman, you had Randy Jackson on and all I can say, the greed of the Jackson brothers is almost worse than the one from BP. Also I believe the greed of Jacksons doctor and those brothers are the same. As long as you cannot bring stories of fishermen, you should stop the sob stories of the Jacksons. Right now, we should be talking about the tragedy happening in the gulf of Mexico and not the sob stories that family tells on TV. You better have your stories straight, if MJ was willing to have these drugs injected in him and for me its this is the same thing like other druggies, so I have no pity for him or his brothers and sisters, who only want his money, it should only be available for his children.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:54 am |
  5. Pamela Vines

    Gulf Shores, Alabama June 11th 2010
    It's officially here. Nasty, thick, goo on our beaches. It's like sticky pudding. My beach! The place I go on occasion when I'm at the bottom and feeling mad and sorry for myself.....walk and look out at the horizon and realize how lucky I am to live close to this. Then I call myself an idiot, slap my face and get over whatever it is that at this point seems so trivial.
    26 years this July, I came here after spending my entire life wanting to live at the beach. Literally crying every time we'd come down and then leave. For years we've suffered and made sacrifices, starved in winter, killed ourselves working in the heat of the summer, driving miles just to shop or see a movie, just so we could be close to our heaven on earth, the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Now....they have taken it away from me and left me to watch this amazing environment and it's creatures deteriorate with each passing day. Gorgeous Blue Herons, Pelicans, gasping for air trying to escape the sludge. The very places we watched and waited for sea turtles to hatch and run toward the moon, destroyed. The places I played with my dogs in the surf. The beaches I walked with my mother the last years of her life. Last week fishing, a dolphin played next to the boat. Wonder if I'll see that again in my lifetime. I am angry, sad, devastated, and in disbelief of what greed is doing to humanity. Not just here but everywhere. In the name of the almighty dollar we continue to sacrifice what's really important. What is there at the end of the day.

    June 11, 2010 at 9:49 pm |
  6. Monica Mayhew

    Yes, I believe more black male teachers will make a major difference in young black males lives. These students need someone to inspire them and that someone should also be representative of the race and places they come from. We should all support more positive black male role models in schools. This is lacking in the African American community. I appreciate Obama for trying to bring this initiative; not many black males have black educated role males to look up too.

    June 14, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  7. John L.

    Maybe the CEO of BP could donate his "Bonus" to the Gulf Coast Residents.

    June 17, 2010 at 8:21 am |
  8. andy alvarez

    How can I donate to the 'adopt a fisherman' relief fund?

    June 18, 2010 at 8:53 pm |