Description: Episode #5 OBD: 1963-11-04 TRT: 30 min Description: Host: To be announced Guests: Jerome B. Wisener, director of the Office of Science and Technology and scientific adviser to the President Representative Emilio Q. Daddario (D-Connecticut) Other to be announced Can American afford a budget for scientific research that grows 15 percent annually? How much money is “enough” for basic research? Congress and many of the nation’s scientists disagree sharply. When a Congressional committee cut the National Science Foundation budget from $589 million to $323 million, Dr. Wiesner criticized the action. He said he felt the nation may be slipping back into a pre-Sputnik attitude toward spending for scientific research. AT ISSUE takes a close look at the feasibility of the President’s goals in science. It also ask how members of Congress, untrained in science, can determine which areas of scientific research are worthy of support.
Keywords: women's rights
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