Lee Hamilton '52 to Appear on CBS' 60 Minutes Sunday

Lee Hamilton '52 to Appear on CBS' 60 Minutes Sunday

January 27, 2006

lee hamilton color.jpgJanuary 27, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Lee Hamilton, vice chair of the 9/11 Commission and 1952 graduate of DePauw University, is interviewed by Ed Bradley on this Sunday's edition of 60 Minutes, CBS' award-winning news program. The segment will spotlight criticisms that Project Bioshield -- the federal government's project to create drugs to respond to possible terrorist attacks -- is mismanaged and in need of new leadership.

Hamilton, who served 34 years in Congress and is one of America's most experienced and respected experts on national security, tells Bradley, ""We cbs logo.jpgdon't have an unlimited amount of time here. We know it is possible to have a nuclear attack very soon and we must not go about business as usual."

In the story, Rep. Tom Davis (R.-Va.) says Stewart Simonson, the political appointee who is in charge of Project Bioshield at the Department of Health and Human Services, "shows the same kind of 'arrogance' and 'lack of experience' as former FEMA director Michael Brown" and should be replaced, reports CBS.

60 Minutes airs Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Learn more about the segment by clicking here.