Politics and Scientific Data

The panelists talked about the role individuals of conscience play in standing up for scientific truth. Topics included censorship and… read more

The panelists talked about the role individuals of conscience play in standing up for scientific truth. Topics included censorship and suppression of federal science, dissemination of inaccurate science-based information, and the manipulation of scientific advice. It was noted that some scientists allege that the Bush administration misuses and distorts scientific data to advance political objectives and to serve supporters in the tobacco and fossil fuel businesses. Mr. Cohen moderated the panel discussion. After their presentations the panelists responded to audience members' questions.

Mr. Piltz is a former senior associate in the White House Climate Change Science Program. Mr. Wigand was a tobacco industry whistleblower and the subject of the movie, “The Insider.” Mr. Dzakovic was a Transportation Security Administration whistle-blower. close

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  • Mark Cohen Director Government Accountability Project->Food and Drug Safety
  • Francesca Grifo Senior Scientist and Director Union of Concerned Scientists->Scientific Integrity
  • Rick Piltz Director Government Accountability Project->Climate Science Watch
  • Jeffrey Wigand Vice President Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation->Research and Development
  • Susan F. Wood Assistant Commissioner (Former) U.S. Food and Drug Administration->Women's Health
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Program ID:
198081-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 14, 2007
Last Aired:
May 15, 2007

Airing Details

  • May 14, 2007 | 12:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 15, 2007 | 5:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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