ABC NEWS’ DAN HARRIS TO MODERATE LIVE DEBATE AT THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN PASADENA, CA
ON SUNDAY, MARCH 14th AT 2:00PM PST
“FACE-OFF” TO AIR ON “NIGHTLINE”
TUESDAY, MARCH 23rd
Does God Have a Future? “Nightline” tackles this question and other delicate questions related to faith and spirituality in a “Face Off” to air Tuesday, March 23. Featuring Dr. Deepak Chopra, author of How to Know God and Dr. Jean Houston, a prominent scholar, philosopher and writer facing off against Dr. Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine and contributor to Scientific American and Dr. Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith, the panelists will debate the tension between God and Science. Is there scientific proof that God exists or has science made it so that God is no longer relevant?
This “Face-off,” “Nightline’s” sixth since launching the series three years ago, will take place Sunday, March 14 at The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California and will be moderated by ABC News anchor Dan Harris, who covers faith issues for the network. The “Nightline” Face-Off is a debate style format where hot topics get discussed among prominent voices in their field.
Chopra and Houston contend the universe is proof that there is intelligence at the heart of creation and that a person needs to look beyond what can be seen and touched while Shermer and Harris advocate that science and biology can explain what is happening to people when they pray, meditate and believe in God and that evolution can explain why our beliefs developed.
The “Face Off” will be held at Cal Tech University’s Beckman Auditorium in Pasadena, CA on Sunday, March 14th at 2:00pmPST. To obtain media credentials, please contact Alison Bridgman at 212-456-1578; firstname.lastname@example.org. For more on the story visit: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/FaceOff/god-future-question-debated-nightline-face-off/story?id=10064190
“Nightline” is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran, and Martin Bashir. James Goldston is the executive producer. “Nightline” airs at 11:35 p.m. (ET/PT) weeknights on the ABC Television Network.