Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

Season 2 Episode 2

Safety Hysteria

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 08, 2004 on Showtime
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Penn and Teller examine the hucksters that tap into hysteria over personal safety to make big bucks from such products as gas masks, paper toilet seat covers and cell phones - while the average person is four times more likely to be struck by lightning than to be killed violently at school. Special Guest Experts include: Laurene Mascola (Chief of the Acute Communicable Disease Control Program, Los Angeles County Dept. of Health Services) Katrina Miller, MD (Doctor) Paige Anderson (Car Model, Test Subject) Dr. Edward Hotchkiss (Internal Medicine Specialist/General Practitioner) Peter Hart (Media Analyst, FAIR) Ben Wizner (Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union) Cyril Houri (Co-founder/Chief Operating Officer, Safer America) Dr. Sam Milham (Former Chronic Disease Epidemiologist) David Ropeik (Risk Analysis, Harvard Center) Shelly Kalnitsky (Founder and President, Waveshield) Steven Milloy (Adjunct Scholar, CATO Institute) Dr. Michael Thun (Epidemiologic Research, American Cancer Society) Joshua Wright (Test Subject)moreless

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