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Dateline NBC to air hour-long report 'Disaster in the Gulf'

As the crisis in the gulf intensifies, Ann Curry will anchor network television's first hour-long report, "Disaster in the Gulf," this Friday, June 4, 9 p.m./8 C. on "Dateline."

The special will provide viewers with a detailed account of the events leading up to the spill five weeks ago and what has happened since, including how the White House has been responding. It will also take a look at the environmental consequences of the spill, why this disaster happened, who is responsible and the lives that are being affected by it. I

In addition to NBC News Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent Anne Thompson – "Dateline" correspondents Chris Hansen, Hoda Kotb, Josh Mankiewicz, Dennis Murphy and Kate Snow will all being reporting in the special.