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Your Call: How do pundits-for-hire spin science and sell doubt?

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On the March 9th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Robert Kenner, director of Merchants of Doubt, a documentary that examines the history of corporate-financed efforts to convince the public to doubt scientific findings. How can citizens influence climate change policy when the media give the doubters so much attention? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Robert Kenner, award winning filmmaker and director of Merchants of Doubt

Stanton Glantz, professor of medicine and director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California San Francisco

Web Resources:

Merchants of Doubt

SF Gate: 'Merchants of Doubt’ shows how spin doctors operate

Washington Post: Things just got very hot for climate deniers’ favorite scientist

NY Times: Review: ‘Merchants of Doubt,’ Separating Science From Spin

Merchants of Doubt trailer: http://youtu.be/j8ii9zGFDtc