Deadly Deception

The film "Deadly Deception" by Debra Chasnoff won an Oscar for "Best Documentary -- Short Subjects" in 1991. The film was an expose of General Electric, accusing them of polluting the environment and producing nuclear weapons in its aerospace division. This led to a boycott of GE which was resolved in 1993 when GE sold its aerospace division to Martin Marietta. The film was the center of much controversy -- Public TV Station KQED refused to air the documentary, and Chasnoff's Oscar acceptance speech was abruptly cut off for a commercial. General Electric was chosen as one of the 10 Worst Corporations in 1992, and again in 1994.