PBS “Think Tank” Airs Part 2 of Intelligent Design Debate

Robert Crowther

This week on Think Tank: Intelligent Design vs. Evolution, Part Two
Last week, Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg aired the first of two episodes looking at what intelligent design theory is and how it differs from the standard Darwinian explanation for the complexity and diversity of life and the universe. Host Ben Wattenberg was joined by Dr. Stephen Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and co-editor of “Darwinism, Design and Public Education,” and Dr. Michael Ruse, Director of the Program in the Philosophy of the History of Science at Florida State University and author of numerous books including “Darwinism and Design.” If you missed the program, you canread the transcript. And, be sure not to miss part 2, airing this weekend on PBS stations across the country.

Here are the air times in some major markets from around the country. If your location is not listed here, go here for other air times.

Washington, DC: WETA Ch. 26, Sunday, 10 AM
Washington, DC: WHUT Ch 32, Saturday, 9:30 AM
New York, NY: WNET, Ch. 13, Saturday, 9 AM
Chicago, IL: WYCC, Ch. 20, Monday, 4:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA: KCET, Ch. 28, Saturday, 12:30 PM
Sacramento, CA: KVIE2, Ch. 190, Sunday, 5 PM
San Francisco, CA: KCSM, Friday, 5 PM
Denver, CO KBDI, Ch. 12, Sunday, 10 AM
Norfolk, VA: WHRO, Ch. 15, Sunday, 1 PM
Seattle, WA: KCTS, Ch. 9, Tuesday, 5 AM
Seattle, WA: KYVE, Ch. 47, Tuesday, 5 AM
Dayton, OH: WPTD, Ch. 14, Sunday, 6 AM
Tucson, AZ: KUAT, Ch. 6, Sunday, 5 PM
Moline, IL: WQPT, Ch. 24, Thursday 10:30 PM
Kansas City, MO: KCPT, Ch. 4, Sunday, 4 PM
Wichita, KS: KPTS, Ch. 8, Sunday, 7 PM
Oklahoma City, OK: OETA, Ch. 11, Sunday, 6:30 PM
Dallas, TX: KERA, Ch. 13, Friday, 1 AM

Part 2 of this debate should be broadcast the weekend of Oct. 20-22, and part one may be repeating in some areas as well.

Be sure to check out Ben Wattenberg’s new blog at www.wattenblog.blogspot.com, where you can respond and contribute to the discussions behind the show. For more information on Think Tank, check out the program’s website at http://www.pbs.org/thinktank. And if you’d like to order a copy of this episode, email thinktank@pbs.org.
If you enjoy the Think Tank set-to, be sure to watch the recent Meyer debate with University of Washington’s Peter Ward, hosted by the Seattle Times. Click here to watch, or click here to listen.

And, do send feedback to the producers. If you want to keep quality programs on the air you need to let them know you’re watching, and congratulate them on tackling such an important issue. The more feedback they get, the more likely it is they will continue to address this topic.

Robert Crowther, II

Robert Crowther holds a BA in Journalism with an emphasis in public affairs and 20 years experience as a journalist, publisher, and brand marketing and media relations specialist. From 1994-2000 he was the Director of Public and Media Relations for Discovery Institute overseeing most aspects of communications for each of the Institute's major programs. In addition to handling public and media relations he managed the Institute's first three books to press, Justice Matters by Roberta Katz, Speaking of George Gilder edited by Frank Gregorsky, and The End of Money by Richard Rahn.



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