Want to Know Which US TV Networks Provided the Most News Coverage about Wireless EMF/RF Radiation Issues in the Past Year?
The winner is CBS. During the past year, CBS and its affiliates provided the most television news coverage about wireless electromagnetic frequency / radio frequency radiation and health reporting on safety issues related to cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi, and smart meters. Besides CBS national news, almost all major CBS stations ran stories including stations in New York, Boston, Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
CBS covered the year’s two major wireless policy developments: the International EMF Scientist Appeal and the Berkeley cell phone “Right to Know” ordinance.
With the recent publication of Norm Alster’s book,”Captured agency: How the Federal Communications Commission is dominated by the industries it presumably regulates,” it is time for CBS 60 Minutes to do an investigative story about why our government has not updated the obsolete wireless regulations adopted in 1996 that fail to protect the health of the American public.
News coverage on the other major networks paled in comparison. Leaving the question, are advertisers and the wireless industry influencing television news coverage of wireless EMF/RF Radiation safety issues?
Mark Ackerman, CBS Denver, Jul 9, 2015
Are Wi-Fi Signals Making You Sick?
Dr. Mallika Marshall, CBS Boston, Jun 8, 2015Seen At 11: Is Wi-Fi Making You Sick?
CBS New York, May 20, 2015Why I Declared Our Bedroom A Wireless-Free Zone
Julie Watts, CBS SF Bay Area, May 20, 2015Special Report: Upgrade Outage
WMMT (Kalamazoo, MI), May 19, 2015Berkeley Passes Nation’s First Radiation Warning For New Cellphones
KMOV (St. Louis, MO)
KPAX (Missoula, MT)
WCTV (Tallahassee, FL)
WDTV (Weston, West Virginia)
WFMY (Greensboro, NC)
WIVB (Buffalo, NY)
WKBN (Youngstown, OH)
WTSP (Tampa Bay, FL)
CBS News, May 12, 2015Woman Cuts Family Off From WiFi Over Health Concerns
Gerri Constant, CBS Los Angeles, May 5, 2015
Andrea McCarren, WUSA (Washington, DC), Mar 7, 2015Planned Smart Electric Meters On Long Island Draw Fears About Privacy, Radiation
CBS Atlanta, Nov 17, 2014 (updated Feb 10, 2015)Some residents worried about health effects of smart meters
WMMT (Kalamazoo, MI), Dec 3, 2014New smart meters installed in Spokane raise questions
CPS Energy’s smart meters show random spikes in radiation output
Jason Barry, KPHO (Phoenix), Nov 10, 2015 (updated Nov. 25)FPL, Foes Of Smart Meters Square Off
CBS SF Bay Area, Aug 22, 2014
Lake Ronkonkomo residents speak out against proposed cell tower in neighborhood
Kristin Thorne, WABC (New York), Apr 29, 2015
Workers say cell tower sites putting them at risk
Camille Chatterjee, ABC News, Aug 5, 2014City pushes for cancer warning stickers on cell phones
WCVB (Boston), Jul 15, 2014Berkeley City Council proposes ordinance to get warning labels on cellphones
Tiffany Wilson, KGO (San Francisco), Jul 15, 2014
Mount Tabor neighbors fight cell phone tower proposal
KPTV (Beaverton, Oregon), Jun 4, 2015 (updated Jul 2, 2015)Berkeley passes cell phone safety ordinance
Brooke Crothers, Fox News, Oct 20, 2014
Jean Elle, NBC Bay Area, May 12, 2015Bay Area Documentary “Mobilize” Examines Cell Phone Dangers
Jean Elle, NBC Bay Area, Mar 28, 2015