07/14/2010 08:41 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Gulf Oil Spill: Bayou Families, Traditions Under Assault From Gushing Oil (VIDEO)

ABC News went down to the Bayou to examine how the Gulf oil spill is affecting generations of families and fishermen. The conclusion is grim. Their way of life, so rooted in the magic and history of the Bayou, is being threatened by the gushing oil.

Diane Sawyer met with some of these residents as they lament a lifestyle that may be slipping away forever.