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Forum: Affairs of State
Do Scientists Tell The Truth
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Broadcast Sunday evenings, 13 programs.

Affairs of the State will probe an important issue with those at the center of decision making. We'll be taking our radio microphones to The Harvard Law School Forum, Brown University, Dartmouth College, The Harvard School of Public Health and the World Affairs Council for 13 weeks of debate and dialogue.

See On Air radio guide, April 1987 for cover story. Series release date: 4/5/1987

Program Description

George Strait, ABC News medical and science correspondent, joins Philip Hilts, national science correspondent for The Washington Post, Walter Gilbert, professor of biology at Harvard University and Matthew Meselson, professor of natural sciences at Harvard University, in a discussion on how scientists are affected by the media.



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Fitzgerald, Greg (Series Producer)
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