NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 19, 2008
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(Washington: Tom Costello) The promise and risk of atomic energy examined in light on the energy squeeze in the US; statistics on nuclear power cited. [Greenpeace founding member Patrick MOORE - says we made a mistake in lumping nuclear energy with nuclear weapons.] Diagram shown of how a nuclear reaction makes electricity. [Nuclear Energy Inst. Alex FLINT- says nuclear power plants are safe today.] [Greenpeace nuclear policy analyst Jim RICCIO- questions nuclear power.] The positions of presidential candidates Senators John McCain and Barack Obama on the nuclear issue noted.
(Studio: Lester Holt) Further coverage of alternative energy on "Meet the Press" previewed.
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