Here’s the preliminary information (but note: Last weekend the daytime schedule was pre-empted by the unusual weekend proceedings of the U.S. Senate. C-SPAN2 was created to cablecast the Senate, so that is its priority — BookTV was created to provide content when the Senate’s not in session. Because of the health care legislation, the Senate could be in session this weekend as well. This weekend, the Dawkins airing scheduled for Sunday at 5:00 AM is probably safe, although the Democrats later on might keep the Senate in session 24/7 if the Republicans try to stop legislation with a filibuster. Explanation for those outside the United States: Believe it or not, we don’t have a national system for health care in this country! That’s what the Democrats in Congress are trying to change.)
Anyway, here is the preliminary information:
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
About the Program
Richard Dawkins talks about the evidence that supports the theory of evolution and argues that denying evolution today is comparable to denying the Holocaust. Professor Dawkins spoke at the New York Academy of Sciences. Includes audience Q&A.
About the Author: Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins is the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is the author of many books, including “The Selfish Gene” and “The God Delusion.” For more on Professor Dawkins and his work, visit www.richarddawkins.net.
Scheduled Airings: Saturday, December 12th at 4pm (ET), Sunday, December 13th at 5am (ET)
UPDATED: Book TV Schedule for Dec 12-14, 2009
This weekend the Senate is due to be in session starting at 8:30 AM ET on Saturday,
December 12, to debate the health care bill. C-SPAN2 has a commitment to cover the
Senate whenever they are in session, therefore, the Book TV schedule this weekend
has been altered.
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