EIS Summit Media Coverage – Highlights
Media coverage for the EIS Summit was unprecedented for an event of this scale.
Almost every major U.K. newspaper, radio station and prime time TV network covered the summit, along with a record array of internet news and commentary sites, including international media.
Media coverage included live interviews, starting the day with the BBC’s prestigious Today show , which set the stage for an intense day of media coverage. Interviews from the summit were the lead stories on both the 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM evening news in the UK, with extensive coverage in UK newspapers and on internet news services.
Here are a few highlights from the media coverage of the summit.
BBC Radio “Today Show” on solar flare risk and EIS Summit in London
On September 20, 2010, in the hour before the Electric Infrastructure Security Summit convened in Parliament in Westminster Hall, the number one rated morning radio show in London interviewed Avi Schnurr. This three minute segment summarizes the global risk to national electric grids from severe solar flares predicted by NASA and the National Academy of Sciences.
Channel 4 – National TV News at 7
The UK Channel 4 evening news started with a segment focusing on some of Defence Secretary Liam Fox’s remarks at the EIS Summit.
BBC Newsnight – National TV broadcast, News at 11
The Newsnight broadcast on the EIS Summit interviewed solar astronomers, as well as U.S. Congressman Trent Franks and EISS Coordinator Avi Schnurr to discuss the threats of severe solar weather and EMP to national electric grids.
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