After Words

After Words: William Burrows, "The Asteroid Threat: Defending Our Planet from Deadly Near-Earth Objects," hosted by Arlin Crotts, Columbia University

About the Program

The award-winning journalist and NYU professor emeritus details several recent near-collisions between earth and asteroids. He discusses the likelihood of impact in the near future and what, if anything, can be done to defend against it.  He talks with astronomer Arlin Crotts of Columbia University.

About the Authors

William Burrows

William Burrows is a former reporter for "The New York Times," "The Washington Post," and "The Wall Street Journal." He is the founder and director of New York University's graduate Science and Environmental Reporting Program and the author of "Deep Black: Space Espionage and National Security."


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After Words: William Burrows, "The Asteroid Threat: Defending Our Planet from Deadly Near-Earth Objects," hosted by Arlin Crotts, Columbia University

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, September 7th at 11am (ET)
  • Monday, September 1st at 3am (ET)
  • Monday, September 1st at 12am (ET)
  • Sunday, August 31st at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, August 30th at 10pm (ET)
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