PBS to offer Q&A online today with Bob Dudley

PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez will join Bob Dudley, President and CEO of BP’s Gulf Coast Restoration Organization at BP’s Houston headquarters for an hour-long interview AT 2:30 p.m. today.

In a unique collaboration with YouTube and Google, viewers from across the country will submit questions directly to Dudley using Google Moderator .

The interview marks the first time BP has taken questions directly from the nation since BP’s Deep Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, spewing millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and onto the Gulf Coast. The interview will stream live at 2:30 p.m. on the PBS NewsHour web site. and YouTube in a special web cast called “America Speaks to BP.” Packaged excerpts of the interview will be broadcast later that evening on the PBS NewsHour , so check local listings. Viewers are encouraged to pose questions on a variety of topics, including: BP Accountability, Relief Well Status, Clean-up Plan, Gulf Region Recovery, Government Role, Environmental Impact, Future of BP, Future of Offshore Drilling. Viewers will vote on questions and the top vote getters will have their question posed directly to Bob Dudley.