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Maybe Serwer Needs Another Cup of Joe


Maybe Serwer Needs Another Cup of Joe
CNN reporter flubs statistic on coal, despite correct graphic on-screen

By Ken Shepherd
Business & Media Institute
Jan. 04, 2006

     Saying we mine coal because we need it desperately for energy in this country, CNNs Andy Serwer goofed on a statistic about just how much electricity is generated in the U.S. from coal-fired power plants.

     Ninety percent of our electricity comes from coal, the Fortune magazine editor and CNN contributor said during a Minding Your Business update on the January 4 edition of American Morning.