Television: Elementary

Over cocktails, an eminent U.S. chemist expressed his concern about the dearth of young people interested in scientific careers. A television producer in search of programs overheard him. "If you feel that way," he said, "you should do something about it." So the chemist, Nobel Prizewinner Glenn T. Seaborg, co-discoverer of plutonium, and the TVman, Program Director Jonathan Rice of San Francisco's educational Station KQED, got together. The result of this collaboration, a series of ten half-hour television lessons called The Elements, will begin in January over the 22 educational TV stations in the U.S.

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