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Charlie Rose Science Series Wraps Up With Episode on 'The Imperative and Promise of Science'
Date:4/7/2008

- Roundtable to examine the crisis in science education, scientific

research, and the role science should play in the 2008 Presidential

Election -

NEW YORK, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its launch in October 2006, the Charlie Rose Science Series has explored some of the most complex science and human health issues facing the 21st century, including the brain, the human genome, HIV/AIDS, diseases of the mind, stem cells and global health. The series has featured interviews with Nobel Laureates and other great minds in science who have provided valuable insights into new advances and breakthroughs in human health research.

In the final installment, Charlie Rose and co-host Sir Paul Nurse, Nobel laureate and president of Rockefeller University, will focus on "The Imperative and Promise of Science." This panel will explore the roles of science in our society and its impact on our lives. The roundtable discussion will address the potential crisis in science education, scientific innovation, and the role science should play in the 2008 Presidential Election. It will feature scientific leaders who have inspired a new generation of thinkers.

The Charlie Rose Science Series, Episode 13, which is sponsored by Pfizer Inc, will begin airing on April 7, 2008 on more than 200 PBS stations across the country.

"Throughout our science series, I hope we have stimulated our audience's curiosity about science and communicated an understanding of how dramatic our age of discovery is," said Charlie Rose. "Science affects nearly every aspect of our lives. It is a tool for solving problems, both large and small, that enriches our society through discovery and understanding."

Charlie's distinguished guests for the final episode are: Harold Varmus, MD, 1989 Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology and President/CEO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President, Rensselae
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