Dr. Science, "Science" Guest of Honor
Dr. Science was created as a daily joke on public radio way back in 1982 in San Francisco by Dan Coffey and Merle Kessler.
The ninety-second mis-infotainment nugget ran for more than a decade on public radio stations in various parts of the country. During that time, Coffey and Kessler wrote two books, “Dr. Science’s Big Book of Science, Simplified” and “Dr. Science’s Book of Shocking Domestic Revelations.” They also wrote and performed in two television projects, one for Public Television and one for Fox Television. Dr. Science (Coffey) still makes occasional public appearances, though he is rumored to be retired and engaged in contemplative research in South America or Southeast Asia.
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