Series 46 Episode 01
Tuesday 16 September 2008
9.00 - 9.50 pm
Horizon asks some of the biggest names in science to have a quiet word with the new
President, be it Obama or McCain. The United States President is quite simply the most
powerful man on earth, but past Presidents have often known little about science.
That is a problem when the decisions they make will affect every one of us, from
nuclear proliferation to climate change.
To help the new President get to grips with this intimidating responsibility, some of the
world's leading scientists, from Dawkins to Watson, share some crucial words of advice.