Revving Up the Debate over Nuclear Energy

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President Obama has made it clear that nuclear power must play a role in America's drive for a clean energy future. By backing nuclear power, the President seen as trying to win GOP support for his bigger environmental and climate goals.  On this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, did he give away something for nothing? What’s he getting in return? On this rebroadcast of To the Point, guest host Chery Glaser considers the political, economic and environmental considerations of the President's decision. Also, the Dalai Lama, political leader or pop icon? On Reporter's Notebook, bringing an X-Games sensibility to the Winter Olympics. 

Banner image: The Exelon Byron Nuclear Generating Stations running at full capacity 14 May, 2007 in Byron, Illinois, is one of 17 nuclear reactors at 10 sites in three US states. It's the nation's largest operator of commercial nuclear power plants and third largest in the world. Photo: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images