American Masters: Decoding Watson
Catalogue Number: 041919
Producer: PBS Video
Subject: Biography, Documentary, Health and Medicine, Medicine, Science
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: U.S
Copyright Year: 2018
Running Time: 84
Closed Captions: Yes
It is impossible to overstate the importance of James Watson's contributions to science or the implications of his work for contemporary society. Yet he remains an enigma to most Americans, simply the first half of the phrase "Watson and Crick." Throughout his life, Watson has continued his scientific work, from the laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor in New York. Not without controversy, he yet remains one of the most enduringly influential scientists alive. Targeting the big questions, writing the textbook that defined molecular biology, energizing the "war on cancer" and helping to map the human genome, he has served as a prime mover of the great biological revolution that affects us all. James Watson: In His Own Words will be the first major biographical documentary on the life and work of this legendary figure in science and contemporary culture.
Produced and directed by Mark Mannucci.
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