Public Understanding of Science and Technology
The Foundation is a major supporter of public television documentaries, docudramas and dramas about science, technology and the lives of the men and women involved in scientific and technological pursuit.
Foundation-supported shows highlight the role of engineering and technology in society or broaden our view of the nation’s history and of the central role of science and technology in the country’s narrative. Some programs celebrate scientific and technological breakthroughs and milestones, while others reveal just how little we know, and how far we still have to go. The Foundation has a longtime interest in the underappreciated role of women and minorities in science and technology.
The Foundation also supports television programs based on projects it has sponsored in other media, such as books and plays.
The Foundation also continues to develop various film projects with cable and broadcast networks.
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