Should you believe what you see on the TV news? NBC News’ chief science and health correspondent Robert Bazell will consider that question at the next Rice Science Café and offer a brief history of attempts to convey scientific information in the same medium that presents reality shows and prescription drug ads.
Bazell’s talk will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Black Labrador Pub, 4100 Montrose Blvd.
During his career with NBC News, which has spanned more than three decades, Bazell has reported on a wide range of subjects in the areas of science, technology and medicine throughout the United States and around the world. The topics he has covered range from transmission of the AIDS virus to innovations in cancer treatment, from the perceived dangers of cellular phones to alternative modes of health care.
His reports appear on “NBC Nightly News, with Brian Williams,” “Today” and “Dateline NBC,” and he has received hundreds of awards, including four Emmys, the Alfred I. DuPont Columbia Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and a Gracie Award. He has also received a George Foster Peabody Award, for which he was recognized for exemplifying “the best reporting on science and medicine.”,
Sponsored by the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, the Science Café talk is free and open to the public. Seating is very limited, so early arrival is encouraged.