In his time, Ben Franklin was one of the world's most famous scientists. But was his famous kite experiment a hoax? In this special Fourth of July edition of Talk of the nation/Science Friday, we'll take a closer look at the life of founding father and scientist Benjamin Franklin, with Nobel laureate Dudley Herschbach.
Frank B. Baird, Jr. Research Professor of Science, Harvard University
Nobel Prize Winner, Chemistry, 1986
Author, Bolt of Fate: Ben Franklin and His Electric Kite Hoax (Public Affairs Books, 2003)