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This Week
November 22, 2002


This week on NOW:

As drug costs increase, are advertising agencies influencing the research behind your medication? NOW and THE NEW YORK TIMES investigates how ad agencies are now involved in the actual science of drug development in SCIENCE FOR SALE?

President Bush says the Cuban missile crisis is proof that he's right about Iraq, so is that true? Bill Moyers interviews JAMES BLIGHT, author and professor of international relations at Brown University, who discusses parallels between the Cuban Missile Crisis and the current situation in Iraq.

It's like any urban high school in the country... only, at Lanier High in Jackson, Mississippi, one former civil rights activist is on a crusade to change the course of his students' lives - and he's doing it through mathematics! NOW profiles THE MATHEMATICS OF SUCCESS.

Plus a BILL MOYERS JOURNAL.

In Depth

Pill factory

Science for Sale? NOW and THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORT

Viewer's Guide to Drug Ads

Drug Ad
Failing Grade? American Students' Math Stats

Algebra Project student
Bob Moses and the Civil Rights of Algebra

Cuban Flag
Looking Back at the Cuban Missile Crisis


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Credits



Science for Sale?
Producer/Correspondent: Walt Bogdanich
New York Times Reporter: Melody Petersen
Editor: Justin Badger

The Mathematics of Success
Producer: Keith Brown
Editor: Alison Amron


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