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Anonymous Funder Fills Sails of Pro-Nuclear "Documentary"
Gary Jobson, a leading U.S. sailor and sailing commentator, is working on a 90-minute "documentary" promoting nuclear power. The film, which is scheduled to be completed in May, will feature interviews with Marvin Fertel, the president and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the nuclear industry's main lobbying group as well as Patrick Moore and Christie Todd Whitman, who head up the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, an Institute front group. "We're happy to participate in it because it's an important issue," said Scott Peterson, vice president of communications for the NEI. The film will also include interviews with Ted Turner and Mike Wallace, the vice chairman and chief operating officer of Constellation Energy. According to Jobson, after making a documentary on the New York Yacht Club he was approached by a member who suggested making a movie on nuclear power. Jobson proposed that he do a documentary first and a movie later. "The yacht club member, who works in the energy industry and wants to remain anonymous, has pledged to fund both projects," reports Theresa Winslow.