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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Offit on Colbert

Lisa Jo Rudy reports:
Dr. Paul Offit is an immunologist whose books, articles and media appearances have placed him at the center of the autism-vaccine controversy. Offit has argued for years that vaccines have no relationship to the rise in autism spectrum diagnoses, and his point of view has earned him avid supporters as well as death threats. On Monday night, he will appear on Stephen Colbert's tongue-in-cheek "news" comedy, The Colbert Report to speak about his new book, "Deadly Choices: How The Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All". The show will air on Comedy Central, January 31st at 11:30 EST (the interview will take place toward the end of the program).
One can guess at how the program will go from Colbert's June interview with Michael Specter, author of "Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives,"