Tens of millions of Americans take nutritional supplements. New studies allege some pills do not contain what is on the label. Other research indicates consumers may be ingesting too many vitamins. New concerns about dietary supplements.
In his 15th novel, the PBS news anchor investigates a possible 18th century scandal. His new book uncovers some little known controversies about the life of Benjamin Franklin and provides a satire of the world of founding father biographers. He talks about the research he did for the book and what it taught him about modern journalism.
- Jim Lehrer executive editor and anchor of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS and author of two memoirs, three plays, and seventeen novels.
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