While BP holds hope the latest plan to cap the Deepwater Horizon well succeeds, millions of people along the Gulf Coast struggle with the effects of all that oozing oil.
ABC's Diane Sawyer travels in the region today, talking to the people most affected by the spill and seeing firsthand how the oil has changed sensitive coastal environments.
In a special Conversation, see how the "World News" team prepares before undertaking a boat journey to the some of these remarkable coastal communities.
Early-morning impromptu meetings are held in a car as the team drives to a get a morning live shot for "Good Morning America."
Diane and the team talk over what news about the new cap needs to air tonight, and how "World News" can answer the big questions about what and end to the oil really means to our viewers.
Hear about an amazing meeting Monday night, in Buras, Louisiana, when Diane spoke with a Vietnamese family who fled its war-torn homeland in 1976 to make its living fishing in the Gulf's waters. Now that family, and the other families of the large Vietnamese fishing community, are without work and unsure how its members will survive.
Before you see what Diane found on her trip tonight on "World News," we hope you'll watch this very special Conversation for a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into "World News'' reporting on the Gulf.