Judy Woodruff introduced a “must see” segment on PBS’s Newshour last night.
JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: why some engineers and investors are making big bets to develop a new generation of nuclear reactors.
Miles O’Brien has the story. It was a co-production with our friends at PBS “NOVA” tied to the January 11 documentary “The Nuclear Option.”
His story is part of our weekly series the Leading Edge.
Through the magic of online video embedding, here is the full segment.
Aside from a few “downers” from one of the usual suspects — Ed Lyman from the UCS — the segment is incredibly forward-looking and energizing. It features Nathan Myhrvold, a cofounder of TerraPower; Leslie Dewan, a cofounder of Transatomic; Mark Peters, the Director of Idaho National Laboratory; Hyman G. Rickover, the founder of the Nuclear Navy; the should-be-famous successful test of passive safety at EBR-II from April 1986 and a cameo appearance from Bill Gates.
Please take the time to watch this Newshour segment, especially if you have a pre-existing assumption about the slant that you expect from a nuclear story created with the support of KQED (covering northern California) for its NOVA series.
NOVA’s full story about advanced nuclear energy, titled The Nuclear Option will premier on January 11, 2017 on most PBS stations. Here in south central Virginia, Blue Ridge Public Television has it scheduled for 9:00 PM, smack in the middle of prime time. That is a huge difference compared to the obscure time slots selected for airing Robert Stone’s Pandora’s Promise or Michael Pack’s Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power.
Set your DVRs or plan a screening party. It looks to be a show you won’t want to miss.