Obama to appear on TV science show 'Mythbusters'

WASHINGTON Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:00am EDT

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WASHINGTON Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will appear next month on "Mythbusters," a television series that uses science to investigate popular myths.

Obama's Dec. 8 appearance on the Discovery Channel show is part of a White House effort to highlight the importance of science education. It is one of several non-traditional media appearances by the president, who appeared at an MTV town hall last week and was interviewed on the daytime television talk show "The View" in July.

Some episodes of "Mythbusters" have looked at questions like whether Christmas tree lights cause house fires and whether dirty cars are more fuel-efficient than clean ones. The show has about 13 million viewers a week and is especially popular with 9- to 14-year olds, according to the White House. (Writing by Caren Bohan; Editing by Eric Walsh) (caren.bohan@thomsonreuters.com; +1 202 898 8300; Reuters Messaging: caren.bohan.reuters.com@reuters.net))

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rgw wrote:
9 to 14…yep–age group that is much more ignorant of CAREER politicians..

Oct 18, 2010 6:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
factcheck wrote:
It has nothing to do with politics… The President has always stated it’s important to get a good education.

“Discovery Channel show is part of a White House effort to highlight the importance of science education”

Maybe you need to brush up on “reading comprehension”.

Oct 18, 2010 7:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hellokitty wrote:
AND this age group is our FUTURE! They are the people who will be our country’s scientists, teachers, business professionals, . . .

Oct 18, 2010 7:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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