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Final Episode of Charlie Rose Science Series Set to Air Monday, April 7th

- 'The Imperative and Promise of Science' roundtable to focus on the crisis in science education, scientific research, innovation and ethical issues

raised by scientific advances -

NEW YORK, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT: Charlie Rose and co-host Sir Paul Nurse will wrap up the "Charlie

Rose Science Series" with an episode devoted to "The Imperative and

Promise of Science." It will feature scientific leaders who have

inspired a new generation of thinkers. The discussion will focus on

the potential crisis in science education, scientific innovation,

and the role science should play in the 2008 Presidential Election.

WHO: Guests will include:

-- Harold Varmus, MD, 1989 Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology

and President/CEO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

-- Shirley Ann Jackson, PhD, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic


-- Lisa Randall, PhD, Professor of Physics, Harvard University

-- Bruce Alberts, PhD, Biochemist, University of California at San

Francisco; Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine

WHEN: Begins Airing on April 7, 2008 on all PBS stations. Check your

local PBS listings for show times.


Through 13 episodes -- starting in October 2006 -- the Charlie Rose Science Series, sponsored by Pfizer Inc, featured interviews with great minds in human science research. Along with co-host, Sir Paul Nurse, PhD, Nobel Laureate and President of Rockefeller University, and trailblazing researchers in science and medicine, Charlie Rose explored advances in science and future challenges in understanding the world around us, and improving human health.

As a world leader in research and development, Pfizer is committed to increasing public understanding of science and science education. For more information about The Charlie Rose Science Series or to watch clips from past episodes, please visit

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