World@Large with David Gergen

  • 2001

A discussion series exploring social, cultural and political issues.

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Should We Play God?

First Aired: September 13, 2002

Topic: legal, social and ethical implications of genetics. Guests include biotechnology-firm CEO Michael West; Thomas Murray, president of the bioethics institute the Hastings Center; and Gregory Stock of the UCLA medical school, the author of “Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future.”

MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

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