167: Memo to the People of the Future

167: Memo to the People of the Future

Sep 8, 2000
Stories of people who are engaged in something that's both difficult and probably futile: Trying to control how they'll be seen by generations to come.
  • After he died, Albert Einstein became a figure of international kitsch: Appearing in computer and Pepsi ads, showing up a comic character in movies with Meg Ryan, and until very recently his brain was on the loose without his family's consent...in the unauthorized possession of the doctor who did the autopsy, a man named Thomas Harvey. Mike Paterniti took a cross-country roadtrip with Dr Harvey and the brain. At one point, in search of the global epicenter of those who've attached themselves to Einstein after the physicist's death, Mike headed to Japan. He reads an excerpt from his book Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain. (14 minutes) Health Care/MedicineHistoryScience

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