The Surgeon General and the Role of Science in National Policy

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From global warming to stem-cell research and sex education, opponents charge that the Bush Administration has twisted science to suit its political agenda. Supporters argue that elected leaders have the right to put their own ideas first. The battle over President Bush's nominee for Surgeon General has raised the issue again. We learn how science is used in Washington and whether ideology and policy can always be reconciled.  Also, President Bush on US progress in Iraq. On Reporter's Notebook, is the federal government really protecting Americans from nuclear attacks?  Jim Sterngold guest hosts.

Photo: Amanda White