Watch: Walter Cronkite on CBS News in 1980 cites U.S. Senate Three Mile Island report on how the media was guilty of ‘alarming what it called an ill-informed an easily frightened public’
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite -April 3, 1980CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite – April 3, 1980:Transcript from CBS News climate segment:
CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite: “A House subcommittee, not without fallout, concluded today that Three Mile Island was a serious accident but not a serious threat to human health. The energy subcommittee of the House Committee on Science and Technology called nuclear power generation the safest major industry on earth. The report criticized much of the media for alarming what it called an ill-informed an easily frightened public. But two members of the panel said the report in blaming the public offered a classic example of blaming the victim.