As the people and government of Sendai, Japan struggled to recover from the devastation of the earthquake, tsunami, and ensuing nuclear reactor disaster that rocked the region in mid-March, local media in the greater Philadelphia area sought help in explaining the situation to their audiences. Dr. Ed McAssey, Professor Emeritus in Mechanical Engineering, supplied his expertise on nuclear energy and reactors in four interviews with WTXF-TV (FOX) and WPVI-TV (ABC). He also spoke with the Catholic News Service, whose coverage appeared in a number of similar publications. In addition, he was interviewed by Media Tracks, which creates nationally syndicated radio news stories that air on more than 400 commercial radio stations nationwide.
- Click here for his interview with ABC or here for his interview with FOX on March 14.
- Click here to watch his interview with ABC on March 16.
- Click here to see Dr. McAssey’s March 25 interview with ABC.
- Click here to read Dr. McAssey’s comments in the Catholic News Service.