The Gatekeepers

Moderated by Ms. Cunningham, award-winning writers talked about the role of science writers as gatekeepers of knowledge. They… read more

Moderated by Ms. Cunningham, award-winning writers talked about the role of science writers as gatekeepers of knowledge. They discussed such topics as national missile defense, the human genome project, and the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. Weinberg is the author of Dreams of a Final Theory: The Search for the Fundamental Laws of Nature and other books. Ferris is the author of The Red Limit: The Search for the Edge of the Universe and other books. Angier is the author of Woman: An Intimate Geography and other books. 

Gleik is the editor of The Best American Science Writing 2000 and other books. 

Cunningham is the author of the forthcoming Looking for Dr. Bang: How America Dropped the Bomb for Good. The panelists answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Program ID:
165675-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Key West, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Aug 26, 2001
Last Aired:
Aug 27, 2001

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  • Aug 26, 2001 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 27, 2001 | 12:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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