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Ed Murphy

Season 2 – Episode 9
ABC Broadcast in Charlottesville on Sunday, March 5, 2016
WVPT-PBS Broadcast on Thursday, March 9, 2016.

University of Virginia astronomer Ed Murphy joins host Coy Barefoot to explore the recent historic announcement by NASA that seven earth-sized planets had been discovered in the habitable zone around the same sun. They also discuss the upcoming launch of the James Webb telescope, SpaceX, and the search for life on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.




CoyBarefootShowThe Center for Media and Citizenship, in cooperation with Gray Television’s Newsplex of Charlottesville, proudly produces The Coy Barefoot Program. The show is broadcast each Sunday morning at 10am on ABC16 in Charlottesville and on Thursday evenings at 9pm on WVPT-PBS.  Hosted by award-winning journalist and best-selling author Coy Barefoot, the program offers exclusive, extended conversations exploring the news, issues and ideas in Charlottesville and beyond. The show’s Executive Producers are Coy Barefoot and Siva Vaidhyanathan. You can watch the Sunday morning premiere each week live online at this link.
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