Carl Sagan died 17 years ago today: December 20, 1996. This is a small clip of his last interview, with Charlie Rose.
Sagan is clearly, as Hitchens said in his last speech, “not as I was.” (At the beginning of the third part of the full interview, below, he avers belief that he’s cured of myelodysplasia.) Nevertheless, he’s eloquent, with that rich voice emanating from a wasting frame, and his warning about American leaders’ ignorance of science is more timely than ever:
Here’s the whole interview: