Avoid Boring People

James Watson talked about his book Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science, published by Knopf. In this memoir, James Watson, the Nobel… read more

James Watson talked about his book Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science, published by Knopf. In this memoir, James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, talks about his life and his experiences as a scientist. He was interviewed on stage by K.C. Cole, former science reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Topics included ethical concerns and the public understanding of science. He responded to questions from members of the audience.

This program was a presentation of “ALOUD at Central Library” by the Los Angeles Library Foundation in association with the Los Angeles Public Library.

James Watson, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology (1962), became the director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York in 1968. He resigned as chancellor of the laboratory on October 25, 2007, due to remarks on race and genetics published in the October 14, 2007, London Sunday Times.

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  • K.C. Cole Visiting Professor University of Southern California->Annenberg School of Journalism
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Program ID:
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Category:
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Interview
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Los Angeles, California, United States
First Aired:
Oct 27, 2007 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 28, 2007 | 3:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Oct 27, 2007 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 28, 2007 | 3:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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