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Skepticality #092 - Numb3rs - Cheryl Heuton and Nicolas Falacci creators of Num3rs [Skepticality - Science and Revolutionary Ideas]

Posted: 16 Dec 2008 04:43 PM CST

Rarely is mathematics a major plot component on AmericanÂtelevision.ÂThe exception, of course, is the current hit prime time CBSÂtelevision drama Numb3rs. "We all use math every day: to predict weather, to tell time, to handleÂmoney.ÂMath is more than formulas and equations: itâs logic. Itâs rationality. Itâs using your mind to solve the biggest mysteries we know." So begins every episode â astonishingly â ofÂone of the consistently highest rated programs in its time slot.ÂNow in its fifth season,ÂNumb3rsÂhas helped pave the way for a whole new generation of science-basedÂprogramming on American television. This week Swoopy talks with Cheryl Heuton and NicolasÂFalacci (the creators and Executive Producers of Numb3rs) about the challengesÂof creating a fictional TV drama chock full of real science andÂmathematics.

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