This coming Thursday, April 1, at 10pm, ABC will air a Peter Jennings special called “Ecstasy Rising,” which looks at both the actual drug problem around MDMA (the chemical people think they’re buying when they buy a pill called “ecstasy”) and the scandal around MDMA research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
I’m told that the program will take a noticeable bite out of my 15 minutes of fame.
Update: Well, my 15 minutes are still largely intact. And the show had some other good qualities as well. But it was too pro-MDMA, and too undiscriminatingly anti-government, for my taste. Not a bad job overall, though.