Nov
01
1995

Westinghouse/CBS: The No. 1 Nuclear Company Wants the No. 3 Network

The prospect of CBS being taken over by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation--the biggest nuclear power plant manufacturer in the world; the No. 3 U.S. government contractor for nuclear weapons; the manager of a string of government nuclear weapons facilities, including several heavily polluted sites--is being met with sharp criticism by safe energy activists. "We now have two of the three networks run by nuclear power interests," said Michael Mariotte, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Nuclear Information and Resource Service. (General Electric acquired NBC in 1986.) "This is frightening especially considering that NBC's coverage of the nuclear industry has deteriorated […]