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President’s Guide to Science, The

Synopsis
The decisions the president of the United States makes can shape the future of humanity for decades to come - decisions often based on science and technology. Yet, it is also potentially the greatest source of weakness. The president has to have a grasp of everything from global warming to the ethical dilemmas of new bio-technologies, often with little more science education than a high school diploma. In this programme the world’s leading scientists, politicians and commentators reveal the questions the president has to face, explaining how to plot the careful path needed to both harness the miraculous and avoid the catastrophic.
Series
Horizon, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2008
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 on 16/9/2008
Subjects
Politics & government; Science
Keywords
decision analysis; knowledge management; policy studies; United States of America; American presidents; scientific debate

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2009

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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