Clinton wants TV show about scientists

New York Democratic senator and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton linkurl:told;http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2007/10/04/clinton_vows_to_end_assault_on.html a Carnegie Institution audience on Thursday that a fictional TV show like CSI would inspire more students to pursue science, according to the __Washington Post__. "Make up a character," she said. The comments were part of a speech in which Clinton promised to end the Bush administration's ''war on science,'' which we covered l

Ivan Oransky
Oct 5, 2007
New York Democratic senator and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton linkurl:told;http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2007/10/04/clinton_vows_to_end_assault_on.html a Carnegie Institution audience on Thursday that a fictional TV show like CSI would inspire more students to pursue science, according to the __Washington Post__. "Make up a character," she said. The comments were part of a speech in which Clinton promised to end the Bush administration's ''war on science,'' which we covered linkurl:here. ;http://www.the-scientist.com/2006/10/1/32/1/ The speech was met with applause, hardly surprising for a prestigious institution (see our profile of one of its departments linkurl:here) ;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/43673/ whose researchers are known for their work on stem cells, among other things. The potential show's producers might start with a trip to the linkurl:University of California, Davis, Veterinary Genetics Laboratory. ;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/53514/ A call to linkurl:Wayne Grody;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/52942/ is also probably in order. Calling all scientists in Hollywood!

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