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Wednesday, August 5 at 10 p.m. – Renegade Genius

(Rochester, NY) - Thomas Gold was a renegade genius and brilliant original thinker who dared to defy conventional science. This hour-long documentary shows us how Gold’s radical theories have transformed the way science views the origin of life, how we hear sounds, and what we know about space. Renegade Genius airs on Wednesday, August 5 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11).

Emmy, Dupont and Peabody award-winning producer Jon Palfreman reveals a Gold who was brazen, egotistical, and strident. Gold was a man who was not afraid to go against the crowd.  Sometimes brilliantly right, sometimes dead wrong, he was always fearless.

Renegade Genius
celebrates original thinkers of all walks who have the guts to stray from the safety of the pack and blaze a path to genuine discovery.  

Pictured: Thomas Gold
Credit: Oregon Public Broadcast


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