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Today in Smithsonian History: September 24, 1986

Panelists and moderator for the BioDiversity teleconference. From left: Thomas Lovejoy (World Wildlife Federation), Joan Martin-Brown (United Nations Environment Programme), Edward O. Wilson (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard), Maureen Bunyan (moderator, WUSA-TV), Paul Ehrlich (Stanford University), Michael Robinson (NZP) and Peter Raven (Missouri Botanical Garden) (Photo by Dane Penland as featured in the Torch, November 1996)

Panelists and moderator for the BioDiversity teleconference. From left: Thomas Lovejoy (World Wildlife Federation), Joan Martin-Brown (United Nations Environment Programme), Edward O. Wilson (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard), Maureen Bunyan (moderator, WUSA-TV), Paul Ehrlich (Stanford University), Michael Robinson (NZP) and Peter Raven (Missouri Botanical Garden) (Photo by Dane Penland as featured in the Torch, November 1986)

September 24, 1986 As a grand finale to the National Forum on BioDiversity, which was sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Academy of Sciences, the Smithsonian’s Office of Telecommunications airs a two-hour national teleconference via the Westar IV satellite. Thousands of people across the country participate by asking questions and listening in on the discussions of expert panelists. The telecast is broadcast live from a studio at The George Washington University.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives


Posted: 24 September 2017
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