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Faulty Transmission

Science  30 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5914, pp. 584-585
DOI: 10.1126/science.1168311

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Science on the Air. Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television. By Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2008. 324 pp. $$27.50, £14.50. ISBN 9780226467597.

LaFollette explores how scientists, journalists, and the conflicting goals of education and entertainment interacted to shape the content and format of science broadcasts from the rise of radio to the early days of television.